Derwent Gorge and Horsleyhope Ravine

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Derwent Gorge and
Horsleyhope Ravine
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Derwentside
Tynedale
Location NZ052493
and
NZ063483
 - coordinates 54°50′0″N 1°55′3″W / 54.83333°N 1.91750°W / 54.83333; -1.91750Coordinates: 54°50′0″N 1°55′3″W / 54.83333°N 1.91750°W / 54.83333; -1.91750
Area 83 ha (205.1 acres)
Notification 1976
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Biological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Derwent Gorge and Horsleyhope Ravine SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Derwent Gorge and Horsleyhope Ravine SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Derwent Gorge and Horsleyhope Ravine is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Derwentside district of north County Durham and the Tynedale district of south Northumberland, England. It consists of two separate areas of woodland, one in the gorge of the River Derwent and the other in the ravine of its tributary, the Horsleyhope Burn, south-east of the village of Muggleswick.

On the dry acidic soils of the upper slopes, the woodland is dominated by sessile oak, Quercus petraea. Some areas have been coppiced in the past but where the slopes are steepest, and least accessible, there appears to have been no human interference.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derwent Gorge and Horsleyhope Ravine" (PDF). English Nature. 1995. Retrieved 20 July 2010.