Carrick Heaths

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Carrick Heaths
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Carrick Heaths is located in Cornwall
Carrick Heaths
Location within Cornwall
Carrick Heaths is located in England
Carrick Heaths
Carrick Heaths (England)
Area of SearchCornwall
Grid referenceSW800490
Coordinates50°18′01″N 5°05′24″W / 50.3003°N 5.0899°W / 50.3003; -5.0899Coordinates: 50°18′01″N 5°05′24″W / 50.3003°N 5.0899°W / 50.3003; -5.0899
Area42.7 hectares (0.427 km2; 0.165 sq mi)
Notification1973 (1973)
Natural England website

Carrick Heaths is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), noted for its biological characteristics, in mid Cornwall, England, UK. It incorporates the old Silverwell Moor SSSI. Within the site the Red Data Book listed barn owl can be found.[1]


The SSSI comprises ten individual sites, spread over a 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) radius around the city of Truro, totalling an area of 42.7 hectares (106 acres). These are located at the OS grid references:[1]

Site OS grid reference
1 SW711462
2 SW748482
3 SW755456
4 SW788501
5 SW803473
6 SW729478
7 SW752463
8 SW791514
9 SW796489
10 SW852535


  1. ^ a b "Carrick Heaths" (PDF). Natural England. 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)