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Temporary security fencing to be erected around Kinder Scout

Temporary security fencing to be erected around Kinder Scout
Security fencing will be installed around Kinder Scout on the Peak District as part of a large-scale conservation project by the National Trust.

The peat site is badly degraded and eroded and urgently needs work to improve its condition.

Cotton grass, heather seed and bilberry shrubs will all be planted on Kinder Scout to restore it.

To help with the £2.5 million project, due to begin next spring, a temporary sheep-proof fence will enable the new vegetation to be free to grow.
However, it will still be open to public access, with access points provided for walkers.

Mike Innerdale, general manager for the National Trust in the Peak District, said Kinder Scout is "one of the most damaged areas of moorland in the UK".

"Its future is in jeopardy as a result of catastrophic wildfires, a long history of overgrazing, air pollution and the routes that thousands of visitors have taken. We need to take action now with our partners, to save Kinder for future generations."

On December 1st, a public consultation will be held to decide on the location of the temporary security fencing, which will enclose an area of around 1,370 hectares.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800241328-ADNFCR

Date: 17/11/2010 15:20:58

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