Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey

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Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey 2.jpg
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTF 984 429[1]
InterestBiological
Area7.1 hectares (18 acres)[1]
Notification1985[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey is a 7.1-hectare (18-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.[1][2] It is in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[3]

This common in the valley of the River Stiffkey has a varied chalk grassland flora on steep slopes. Herbs are abundant, including salad burnet, dropwort, common rock-rose, large thyme and cowslip.[4]

A public footpath goes through the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Norfolk Coast AONB Management Plan 2014-19: Other Conservation Designations within the AONB" (PDF). Norfolk Coast AONB. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°56′49″N 0°57′07″E / 52.947°N 0.952°E / 52.947; 0.952