Principles of Moorland Management (PoMM)


At the Full Forum meeting in June 2014 it was agreed that The Principles of Moorland Management (published by the Forum in 2003) had not been as widely used as intended.  Simple, clear operational guidance would be extremely helpful and welcomed by land managers.

The process to develop the content of such guidance would involve sharing good practice events and engaging with practitioners.


The Project Plan, as agreed by the Forum, can be viewed here, but it is expected to evolve as the project progresses.


Published Guidance 

Heather Cutting, Mountain Hare, Heather Cutting

See the Guidance Page

Planned Guidance


A range of topics are being considered and include

Sheep Ticks & Disease Control

Trapping Code of Practice

Wader Management

Monitoring of Mountain Hare populations

Fire Danger Warning

Suggestions for additional topics will be welcome.



In 2015, Tim Baynes (SLE) and Gemma Hopkinson (GWCT) have prepared a Summary of Existing Guidance.  Comments on omissions or amendments are welcomed.