Buxton Field Club - Environments section

Habitat types in the High Peak

Under development. Contributions welcome. Watch this space.

History of habitats in the High Peak

We are thinking that this section will explore the history and potential changes in habitats in the High Peak, under the following headings:

Geological history

Human history

The near future – climate change and its effects

Current habitats in the High Peak

Click on the headings to go to the linked pages, where we explore the nature and occurrence of the following types of habitat in the High Peak area around Buxton.

Beech wood

Upland mixed ash wood

Upland birch wood

Coniferous plantation

Coniferous woodland

Broadleaved mixed and yew woodland

Scattered trees

Wood pasture and parkland

Mixed scrub

Hedgerow

Bracken

Scattered scrub

Upland dry heath

Upland wet heath

Lowland meadow and pasture

Purple moor-grass and rush pasture

Upland calcareous grassland

Northern hay meadow

Upland rush pasture

Upland acid grassland

Calaminarian grassland

Rocky slopes

Scree

Bog

Blanket bog

Raised bog

Upland spring and flush

Valley mire

Nutrient-rich (eutrophic) lake

Upland lake, loch and tarn

Reservoir

Pond

Ditch

Canal

Fast-flowing river and stream

Sluggish river and stream

Hedgerows

Ditches

Walls

Railways

Paths

Roads

Verges

Arable

Cropland

Orchard

Garden

Park

Urban 

Industrial

Brownfield

Reservoir 

To be developed:

  • Links to habitats maps
  • Typical wildlife expected  in those habitats
  • Observed wildlife existing in those habitats