Natural Flood Management Farmers meeting on 19th October 2017 visited the slow the flow demonstration on Backsbottom Farm to see check dams, swales and blanket bog restoration and discussed mob grazing and keyline subsoiling. Early in the day we had brief presentations from Lune Rivers Trust, Environment Agency, Natural England and the Abbeystead Estate. It was a morning of lively discussion with 20 participants. Thanks to Sandra Silk from the Forest of Bowland AONB for organising this.
Slow The Flow: Check Dams and In River Training Demonstration area
A deep narrow wooded clough typical of those found on the West Pennine Moors. Dean Wood is an impressive site; this deep, narrow, wooded clough is typical of those found on the West Pennine Moors. has an unusually rich variety of flora for the West Pennines area perhaps because it has experienced relatively little disturbance for many decades. 69 species of bird have been recorded on site many of which are known to breed in the wood. Grid ref. (SD628152)