Pestfurlong Moss

Gorse Covert Mounds, Warrington

Pestfurlong Moss is a rare lowland raised bog habitat, which we are seeking to conserve through rewetting and scrub and woodland management.

The site is a significant ecological stepping stone between the larger Risley and Holdcroft mosses that it sits between, allowing wildlife to move around the landscape.

Pestfurlong Moss is managed by a local community volunteer group (Friends of Gorse Covert Mounds) and this restoration project will provide an excellent way to engage local residents in the Carbon Landscape. The building of footpaths and raised boardwalks will give people safe access to this important habitat, whilst also safeguarding sensitive areas of the site.


  • 22 pile dams installed totalling 20m in length
  • 130 m Plygene/peat bund created
  • 200 m boardwalk constructed -230 m access path enhanced
  • 1.9 ha moss land habitat improved


How you can get involved: 

We offer free training through our events and volunteering programmes.  To find out more click on the events or volunteering tabs.

Contact the Carbon Landscape Project Team:
Telephone: 01942 726214