|What, no heather?|
Bog-Athon is a manifestation of the new engagement process being adopted by Natural England. This provides for early consultation with the owners and managers of the land and is a much healthier process. I welcome this change and wish to encourage this development. This is why I was happy to travel to Exmoor and take part in the visit with Natural England. I was also able to use the is it to catch up on the progress of the Graze the Moor project on Molland Moor, that I am running.
During the visit we looked at the peatland restoration work being carried out as part of the Mires Project and discussed other management work. It served as a reminder that the balance of upland issues is different on Exmoor in the south-west. We were also able to brief members of the Moorland Initiative Board of the Exmoor National Park Authority in the afternoon.