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North Yorkshire Moors (100 photos)
by Kath Featherstone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 399 N: 14391] (51130)

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The North Yorkshire Moors is in the North-east of England. Britain has 75% of the world’s remaining moorland and the North Yorkshire Moors has the biggest continuous area of moors in England. It is designated as a Special Scientific Sight of Interest (SSSI), giving it protection at European level. It is important as a habitat for birds such as curlew, lapwing, golden plover and merlin, Sheep farming also helps maintain the vegetation and moorland sheep are seen roaming freely.