One of the few remaining fragments of the Chat Moss mossland (lowland raised peat bog) complex.
Cadishead Moss & Little Woolden Moss are two former peat extraction sites which once formed part of the larger 35 km2 Chat Moss mossland (lowland raised peat bog).
These sites have been badly degraded due to intensive drainage drying them out. The Trust is blocking up these drains, and creating water retaining structures (bunds) to help re-wet the habitat and undo the damage that has been done. Rewetting of the sites will also help preserve the thousands of tonnes of carbon which are stored in the peaty soil.
Key species you may see on site include Common Lizard, Black Darter Dragonfly, Brown Hare and the rare Bog Bush Cricket.