Duncan followed up a meeting about the Border Mires with a trip out to one of them. There are 58 or so Border Mires scattered through Kielder Forest (and the Wark section of the Forest). Many of these have been given UK, European or even Ramsar (international wetland) designation because of their important mire habitats.
Felicia Moss is one of the larger and least damaged of the mires and the removal of trees from its margins now leaves it with views out to the south and east. The site wasn’t badly damaged by ditches but all that existed have been blocked over the years, from the very early elm-board dams to the first plastic piling dams that Northumberland Wildlife Trust ever installed. Many of these dams have now become partially or even wholly buried as the bog vegetation grows up and over them.