Our Special Place
In touching distance of the highest point in the Pennines, Upper Teesdale's landscape is shaped by glaciation, altitude, geology and human use. Combined, these factors have created a home for rare plants and unique groups of plants. Now, some of these plants face severe decline and even extinction.
In this short film by @Kinward, Margaret Bradshaw introduces Upper Teesdale, talks about plant blindness, and urges us to take a closer look at what's around us.
Image G Chaytor
Upper Teesdale is home to a large collection of plants, some rare and localized, others more common and widespread.
Though documented by botanists since the late 18th century, detailed surveys of parts are only now taking place, and the dramatic decline of specific species is evident.