Cooper's Hill, Bedfordshire

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Cooper's Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Fir Trees on heathland - geograph.org.uk - 629499.jpg
Area of Search Bedfordshire
Grid reference TL028376
Interest Biological
Area 18.1 hectares
Notification 1984
Location map Magic Map

Cooper's Hill is an 18.1 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ampthill in Bedfordshire. It was notified under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in 1984, and the planning authority is Central Bedfordshire Council.[1][2] A smaller area of 12.7 hectares is also a Local Nature Reserve,[3][4] Part of the site is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.[5]

The site is described by Natural England as the best surviving example in Bedfordshire of heathland on the thin acidic soils of the Lower Greensand Ridge. It also has areas of marsh and woodland.[1]

There is access from Alameda Road and Station Road.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cooper's Hill citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map of Cooper's Hill". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Coopers Hill - Bedfordshire SSSI". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 18 February 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Map of Coopers Hill - Bedfordshire SSSI". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cooper's Hill". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 

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Coordinates: 52°01′37″N 0°30′11″W / 52.027°N 0.503°W / 52.027; -0.503