Bollihope, Pikestone, Eggleston and Woodland Fells
|Bollihope, Pikestone, Eggleston and Woodland Fells|
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area||7,949.19 ha (19,643 acres)|
|Area of Search||County Durham|
|Website: Map of site|
Bollihope, Pikestone, Eggleston and Woodland Fells is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district of west County Durham, England. It covers a broad expanse of moorland to the north and east of Middleton-in-Teesdale.
The SSSI, which is situated within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, shares a common boundary with the Upper Teesdale SSSI to the west, and adjoins Hamsterley Forest on three sides.
The area supports breeding populations of a number of species of birds that are listed in the United Kingdom's Red Data Book (Birds), including three—merlin, Eurasian golden plover and short-eared owl—that are listed in Annex 1 of the European Commission's Birds Directive as requiring special protection. The flora of the area includes a number of species that are scarce locally or nationally.
- "Condition of SSSI units". Natural England. 1 Jul 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- "Bollihope, Pikestone, Eggleston and Woodland Fells" (PDF). English Nature. 1996. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
|This article about a Site of Special Scientific Interest in England is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This County Durham location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|