Upland

Mountains and upland cover large areas of north Wales, northern England and Scotland (in fact, two thirds of Scotland is classed as upland). They are home to beautiful and highly adapted alpine plants, rare mosses and liverworts, and juniper, whose berries flavour gin. While uplands are distinctive, they can contain a diversity of other habitats, from upland lakes, bogs and streams, to woodland, cliffs and rocky screes.

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Upland we're working on

Find out about Plantlife's conservation work in the UK's upland.

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