These areas exhibit the most severe examples of peat erosion. They are often associated with extensive gullying and water flows. As a result they are likely to need a range of different restoration methods which should be carried out in the following order.
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Large gully restoration - All large gullies should be treated using the methods outlined for large grip & gully restoration (further details in Technical Guidance Note 2).
Reprofiling - Hags should be re-profiled so that a 330 sloping bank from the top of the hag to the base is created.
Revegetation - Where natural re-vegetation is considered unlikely further treatment of the bare peat using the techniques outlined for extensive areas of oxidised peat (section 3.2. of Technical Guidance Note 3) will be needed.
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