This sprawling reserve forms part of the Border Mires, a large area of rare peat bog around Kielder Forest managed by NWT and Forestry England for its conservation value.
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Wildlife rich Benshaw Moor is a remote and wild upland in the Rede Valley that hosts a complex and varied mosaic of habitats.
A wild and remote area of blanket bog on the Northumberland-Cumbria border, alive in spring to the haunting cries of the curlew.
One of the most accessible Border Mires sites, an area of heather moorland and blanket bog which comes alive in summer time with impressive insect life.
This lowland raised peat bog has stunning views over the Till Valley and the Cheviots with exciting flora and fauna, and the historical remains of an abandoned mining community.