Butterburn Flow

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Butterburn Flow is only 3 such sites in the country which represent the transition between hummock-hollow mire and true patterned mire and this is the healthiest example. Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum papillosum, cross-leaved heath and cranberry dominate the area. Other local and rare plant species include greater sundrew, tall bog sedge and few-flowered sedge and waders, including dunlin, breed at the site.

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1km north east of Brampton, on the Cumbria-Northumberland border. Access is via the minor road from Gilsland and Butterburn to Churnsike Lodge. Please note that there are no facilities on this site and no official paths or on-site information. WARNING - Rivers in the area rise rapidly in heavy rain.

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Address: Northumberland Wildlife Trust, St Nicholas Park, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 3XT, UK.
Phone: +44 191 284 6884
Email: mail@northwt.org.uk

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