Redlake Meadows & Hoggs Moor

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Redlake Meadows & Hoggs Moor
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Redlake Meadows & Hoggs Moor is located in Cornwall
Redlake Meadows & Hoggs Moor
Shown within Cornwall (mainland)
Area of Search Cornwall
Grid reference SX128590
Coordinates 50°24′09″N 4°38′09″W / 50.4024°N 4.6359°W / 50.4024; -4.6359Coordinates: 50°24′09″N 4°38′09″W / 50.4024°N 4.6359°W / 50.4024; -4.6359
Interest Biological
Area 30.53 hectares (0.305 km2; 0.118 sq mi)
Notification 1995 (1995)
Natural England website

Redlake Meadows & Hoggs Moor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), noted for its biological characteristics, in Cornwall, England, UK.[1] Within the SSSI is Redlake Cottage Meadows nature reserve owned by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.[2]

Geography[edit]

The 30.5-hectare (75-acre) SSSI is situated within St Winnow civil parish, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) east of the town of Lostwithiel, between two tributaries of the River Lerryn.[3][4] The nature reserve covers the central 13 hectares (32 acres) of the SSSI.[2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Both the rare heath lobelia (Lobelia urens) and the vulnerable and protected Marsh Fritillary butterfly are found there.[2] After the sighting of the latter species in 1995, Cornwall Wildlife Trust received a grant from the Hanson Environment Fund that enabled the trust to protect it through scrub control and fencing. Other nationally scarce species include Wavy-leaved St John’s-Wort (Hypericum undulatum) and Yellow Bartsia (Parentucellia viscosa).[1]

10 native breed ponies have been introduced to help manage the site.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Redlake Meadows & Hoggs Moor". Natural England. 1995. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Redlake Cottage Meadows Nature Reserve". Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Redlake Meadows & Hoggs Moor map". Natural England. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey: Explorer map sheet 107 St Austell & Liskeard, 2008, ISBN 0-319-24017-7
  5. ^ "Redlake Cottage Meadows Nature Reserve". lerryn.net. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 

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