Causey Bank Mires

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Coordinates: 54°54′11″N 1°40′41″W / 54.90306°N 1.67806°W / 54.90306; -1.67806
Causey Bank Mires
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Derwentside
Location NZ206564
 - coordinates 54°54′11″N 1°40′41″W / 54.90306°N 1.67806°W / 54.90306; -1.67806
Area 6.8 ha (16.8 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 Causey Bank Mires SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Causey Bank Mires SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Causey Bank Mires is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Derwentside district of County Durham, England. It lies alongside and to the west of the Tanfield Railway, just under 1 km north of the Causey Arch.

The site consists of a series of flushes with scrub, surrounded by acid and neutral grassland, a habitat with a restricted distribution in County Durham. A number of locally rare plant species are found in the area, including globe-flower, Trollius europaeus.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Causey Bank Mires". English Nature. 1987. Retrieved 19 July 2010.