Bolton Fell is the fourth largest lowland raised peat bog SSSI in
the North West of England and among the ten largest in the country.
Most of the bog is designated as an SSSI. Despite this 80% of the
site is being worked. Peat has been commercially extracted from
the site since 1959 and the peat workings now extend over much of
its area. Even areas where there is no planning permission to dig
peat are being damaged because the peat extraction has affected
the hydrology of the area and the uncut bog is drying out and shrinking.
This description taken from Friends of the Earth
chance to see"