Briddlesford Copses

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Coordinates: 50°42′50″N 1°13′37″W / 50.714°N 1.227°W / 50.714; -1.227

Briddlesford Copses
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Trig Point - geograph.org.uk - 530589.jpg
Trig point on the hill north of Havenstreet, looking in a south westerly direction towards Briddlesford Copse
Area of Search Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ549904
Interest Biological
Area 167.2 hectare
Notification 2003
Location map Natural England

Briddleford Copses is a 167.2 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) which is south of Wootton Bridge on the Isle of Wight in Britain. The site was designated an SAC in 1995 in recognition of the internationally important breeding population of Bechstein's bat that are resident there.[1] The majority of the copses form part of the Briddlesford Nature Reserve that is owned and managed by the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), a charitable organisation.[2]

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