Hulam Fen

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Hulam Fen
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Easington
Location NZ439374
 - coordinates 54°43′49″N 1°19′9″W / 54.73028°N 1.31917°W / 54.73028; -1.31917Coordinates: 54°43′49″N 1°19′9″W / 54.73028°N 1.31917°W / 54.73028; -1.31917
Area 0.2 ha (0.5 acres)
Notification 1986
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Biological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Hulam Fen SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Hulam Fen SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Hulam Fen is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Easington district of east County Durham, England, just south of the village of Hesleden, about 8 km north-west of Hartlepool.

Though small, the site supports a range of wetland and grassland communities in an area that is otherwise given over to arable agriculture. At the heart of the site is a hydrostatic spring that is fed by an aquifer in the underlying magnesian limestone and around which have developed soligenous mire, tall fen and marshy grassland.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hulam Fen" (PDF). English Nature. 1986. Retrieved 22 July 2010.