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About Marsden Moor Estate
Marsden Moor was gifted to the National Trust in 1955 by Captain Sir Joseph Benedict Everard Henry Radcliffe in lieu of death duties for his father Sir Everard Henry Joseph Radcliffe of Ruddings Park, Harrogate.
The Radcliffe's where a noted Yorkshire family with a long illustrious history. They were colourful characters, with diverse associations including links with the Luddites. They were rich and powerful, with land and property holdings throughout the region. By the 20th century many of these had been sold off, save for the vast lands of the Marsden Moor Estate.
Marden Moor almost entirely surrounds the village of Marsden, for centuries men, women and children of the village depended upon the estate for their livelihood. The land consists mostly of common moorland and encompasses parts of the northern tip of the Peak District National Park together with valley's, rivers, lofty peaks and crags, a wealth of archaeological remains dating from pre-Roman to the Industrial Revolution. The area is also the home to rich variety of wildlife, ranging from plants to birds and other rare species of wildlife. There is plenty of colourful heathers to be seen along with cotton grass, sedges, rushes and mosses.
Grouse, Golden Plover and Curlew can be seen, and this is also a breeding ground for the tiny Twite who breed in large numbers. The estate is now acknowledged as a Designated Site of Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area.
The landscape of the estate is of great scenic beauty, at every turn there is something fresh and new to draw the eye, be it clumps of beautiful heather, the dizzy heights of the peaks or a tiny bird twittering away in a bush. This is an assured place of mile after mile of magnificent lonely countryside that will leave you breathless at the sheer scale of its hillsides, country walks and reservoirs.
This is a fascinating area with so much to see and do, it is a Mecca for birders, nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and those with an interest in archaeology. At the National Trust Estate office visitors can see a Welcome to Marsden exhibition, this will acquaint you with everything you need to know about this amazing, magnificent landscape.
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