Bowlees and Friar House Meadows

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Coordinates: 54°38′58″N 2°9′16″W / 54.64944°N 2.15444°W / 54.64944; -2.15444
Bowlees and Friar House Meadows
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Teesdale
Location NY898283
and
NY902282
 - coordinates 54°38′58″N 2°9′16″W / 54.64944°N 2.15444°W / 54.64944; -2.15444
Area 5.61 ha (13.86 acres)
Notification 1991
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Biological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Bowlees and Friar House Meadows SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Bowlees and Friar House Meadows SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Bowlees and Friar House Meadows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district of west County Durham, England. It consists of three traditionally-managed hay meadows in the valley of the River Tees immediately upstream of Low Force waterfall.

The site is important as preserving a rich assemblage of plant species, including some that are locally rare, in a habitat that is widely threatened by intensive agricultural practices.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowlees and Friar House Meadows". English Nature. 1991. Retrieved 18 July 2010.