Burnhope Burn

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Coordinates: 54°51′6″N 1°57′20″W / 54.85167°N 1.95556°W / 54.85167; -1.95556
Burnhope Burn
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Wear Valley
Location NZ029507
 - coordinates 54°51′6″N 1°57′20″W / 54.85167°N 1.95556°W / 54.85167; -1.95556
Area 5.1 ha (12.6 acres)
Notification 1987
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Biological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Burnhope Burn SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Burnhope Burn SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Burnhope Burn is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Wear Valley district of north County Durham, England. It consists of an area of woodland, carr, fen and mire in the valley of Burnhope Burn, just below the Derwent Reservoir dam, about 1.4 km north-east of the village of Edmundbyers.

It contains a range of habitats that are characteristic of poorly drained soils and that are rare or local in County Durham. In a small basin-mire in the northern part of the site there are abundant communities of a number of species that have a localised distribution elsewhere in the county.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burnhope Burn". English Nature. 1987. Retrieved 18 July 2010.