Caption: Before restoration - Bampton Common
Caption: After restoration - Bampton Common

What do we know about peat bogs?

Well, actually quite a lot!

As well as farming and manufacturing compost we are also one of the leading contractors doing peatland restoration works across the UK. Working for clients such as Natural England, the Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Cumbria Wildlife Trust, we have built innovative machinery and techniques on both upland peat bogs and lowland mire for re-wetting and re-establishing sphagnum and bog flora.

Facts about Peat

  • Peat is a unique natural habitat that supports an important biodiversity of flora and fauna
  • Peat is an important carbon store that exceeds that of the world’s forests. The removal of peat leads to the release of carbon, speeding up global warming and climate change
  • Peat plays an important role in the hydrological cycle helping to maintain water quantity and quality, and helps in the role of flood prevention
  • Peat contains vital and unique historical evidence of an area and its inhabitants

This is a film made by Natural England for a 5 year restoration project that has taken place at 3 sites in Cumbria. We were able to work on all 3 sites, pioneering innovative restoration techniques and helping to sequester carbon and other greenhouse gasses back into the bogs

Take a look at the peathag repair work we did with Cumbria Wildlife Trust at Borrowdale


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Customer Comments

  • Beautiful skin finish on the potatoes. Good results for the beetroot and celery too. I believe this compost could be the answer to the peat debate.

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