Bowes Moor

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Bowes Moor
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Bowes Moor
Map showing the location of Bowes Moor
Map showing the location of Bowes Moor
Location of Bowes Moor SSSI, Co Durham
LocationTeesdale, North East, England
Coordinates54°29′22″N 2°7′11″W / 54.48944°N 2.11972°W / 54.48944; -2.11972Coordinates: 54°29′22″N 2°7′11″W / 54.48944°N 2.11972°W / 54.48944; -2.11972
Area4,457.7 ha (17.211 sq mi)
Established1989
Governing bodyNatural England
WebsiteMap of site

Bowes Moor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district in south-west County Durham, England. It is an extensive area of moorland, most of it covered by blanket bog, which supports significant breeding populations of a number of wading birds.[1]

The Pennine Way National Trail passes through the area, as does the A66 road which crosses Bowes Moor using the Stainmore Gap between Bowes and Stainmore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowes Moor" (PDF). English Nature. 1989. Retrieved 20 July 2010.