Damgate Marshes, Acle

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Damgate Marshes, Acle
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Drainage ditch in the Damgate Marshes - geograph.org.uk - 1480220.jpg
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTG 412 096[1]
InterestBiological
Area64.7 hectares (160 acres)[1]
Notification1993[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Damgate Marshes, Acle is a 64.7-hectare (160-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Norwich and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.[1][2] It is part of the Broadland Ramsar site[3] and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.[4]

These traditionally managed grazing marshes and dykes are a nationally important wetland site. Their ecological significance lies mainly in the dykes, which have several uncommon water plants and a great diversity of aquatic invertebrates.[5]

The Weavers Way footpath goes through the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Damgate Marshes, Acle". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Damgate Marshes, Acle". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Ramsar Sites. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: The Broads". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Damgate Marshes citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°37′52″N 1°33′47″E / 52.631°N 1.563°E / 52.631; 1.563