Bishopstone Cliffs

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Bishopstone Cliffs
Sandstone cliff east of Bishopstone Glen - geograph.org.uk - 1470631.jpg
TypeLocal Nature Reserve
LocationHerne Bay, Kent
OS gridTR 212 689
Area67.4 hectares (167 acres)
Managed byCanterbury City Council

Bishopstone Cliffs is a 67.4-hectare (167-acre) Local Nature Reserve in Reculver on the eastern outskirts of Herne Bay, Kent. It is owned and managed by Canterbury City Council.[1][2] It is part of Thanet Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest, and Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay Ramsar site[3] and Special Protection Area.[4]

This is a grassland site on the top of cliffs, and it has some rare insect species. Sand martins nest in holes in the cliffs, and other birds include skylarks, meadow pipits and corn buntings.[1]

There is public access to the site, most of which is within Reculver Country Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bishopstone Cliffs". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Bishopstone Cliffs". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay". Ramsar Site. Natural England. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay". Special Protection Area. Natural England. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

Coordinates: 51°22′34″N 1°10′37″E / 51.376°N 1.177°E / 51.376; 1.177