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Ford Moss

Ford Moss is a raised peat bog on the Ford and Etal estate. Ford colliery to the north and west, with the old colliery chimney and engine house still standing, is a reminder of the industrial heritage of the area. The peat, over large areas of the Moss, is dominated by heather, cotton grass, hare’s tail and cross-leaved heath. There are locally occurring sphagnum carpets with sundew, cranberry and bog myrtle. Local wildlife includes red squirrels, roe deer, foxes, curlew, red grouse, woodcock, adders and common lizards.


Ford & Etal Estates
TD15 2QA
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