Butterburn Flow, Cumbria

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Butterburn Flow, Cumbria: Typical species include bog asphodel, cross-leaved heath, cranberry, common heather, cottongrass and white beak-sedge. Like Drumburgh Moss, Butterburn Flow has a good population of great sundew and bog rosemary. Unlike Drumburgh Moss, the site also has cloudberry which is more usually found at higher altitudes. Peat is still actively growing due to the wet conditions.

Great sundew and cloudberry. Many different species of Sphagnum moss. Waders including curlew and dunlin can be seen.

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Butterburn Flow lies 16km/9.5 miles north of Gilsland. From the centre of the village, cross the Irthing and take the first right signed for Butterburn, Gilsland Spa and Spadeadam. After 3km/2 miles, the road ahead becomes private MoD access. Bear right here (the road is signed as a dead end). Follow this road for 8 km/5 miles to Butterburn Farm and continue for a further 3km/2 miles to the end of the surfaced road.

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