Buxton Heath

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Buxton Heath
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Buxton Heath Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 519147.jpg
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTG 174 217[1]
InterestBiological
Area67.3 hectares (166 acres)[1]
Notification1986[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Buxton Heath is a 67.3-hectare (166-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Norwich in Norfolk.[1][2] It is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade 2,[3] and part of the North Valley Fens Special Area of Conservation.[4]

This site has areas of dry acidic heath on glacial sands, but the main ecological interest lies in the mire along the valley of a small stream. There are a number of rare relict mosses, liverworts and fungi, and uncommon invertebrates include one species not previously recorded in Britain.[5]

The heath is managed by the Buxton Heath Wildlife Group.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Buxton Heath". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Buxton Heath". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 215. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Norfolk Valley Fens". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Buxton Heath citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Buxton Heath Wildlife Group".

Coordinates: 52°39′58″N 0°58′26″E / 52.666°N 0.974°E / 52.666; 0.974