Hesledon Moor West

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Hesledon Moor West
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Easington
Location NZ386453
 - coordinates 54°48′6″N 1°24′1″W / 54.80167°N 1.40028°W / 54.80167; -1.40028Coordinates: 54°48′6″N 1°24′1″W / 54.80167°N 1.40028°W / 54.80167; -1.40028
Area 7.4 ha (18.3 acres)
Notification 1984
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Biological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Hesledon Moor West SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Hesledon Moor West SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Hesledon Moor West is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Easington district in east County Durham, England. It is located 1 km east of the village of South Hetton, some 12 km south of Sunderland and a little under 2 km south-west of Hesledon Moor East SSSI.

Within this small site there is a diversity of vegetation types, which have developed on the acidic glacial drift overlying magnesian limestone that is characteristic of much of lowland Durham. Plant communities range from fen and carr to wet and dry heath.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hesledon Moor West" (PDF). English Nature. 1984. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2010.