List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Dorset

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Woodland in Aunt Mary's Bottom SSSI, Dorset

This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in the county of Dorset, England, United Kingdom. In England the body responsible for designating SSSIs is Natural England, which chooses a site because of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features.[1] Natural England uses Dorset's borders to mark one of its Areas of Search. As of 2012, there are 139 sites designated in this Area of Search.[2] There are 20 sites with a purely geological interest, and 103 listed for biological interest. A further 16 sites are designated for both reasons.

Natural England took over the role of designating and managing SSSIs from English Nature in October 2006 when it was formed from the amalgamation of English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. Natural England, like its predecessor, uses the 1974–1996 county system[3] and as such the same approach is followed here. The data in the table is taken from Natural England in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI, and the County Background Datasheet for Dorset.[4]

For other counties, see List of SSSIs by Area of Search.

Sites[edit]

Site name Reason for designation Area[A] Coordinates & Grid ref[B] Year in which notified Other designations Map[C] & Citation
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Abbotsbury Blind Lane Green tickY 0.2 0.5 50°40′05″N 2°36′04″W / 50.668°N 2.601°W / 50.668; -2.601 (Abbotsbury Blind Lane)
    SY576855
1977 AONB, GCR, HC Map [5]
Abbotsbury Castle Green tickY 34.9 86.2 50°40′26″N 2°37′16″W / 50.674°N 2.621°W / 50.674; -2.621 (Abbotsbury Castle)
    SY562862
1984 AONB, HC Map [6]
Arne Green tickY Green tickY 557.6 1,377.9 50°41′24″N 2°03′07″W / 50.69°N 2.052°W / 50.69; -2.052 (Arne)
    SY964878
1986 AONB, SPA, GCR, NNR, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [7]
Aunt Mary's Bottom Green tickY 8.2 20.3 50°49′05″N 2°38′46″W / 50.818°N 2.646°W / 50.818; -2.646 (Aunt Mary's Bottom)
    ST546023
1991 AONB, SAC Map [8]
River Avon System Green tickY 475.9 1,176.1 51°01′34″N 1°45′36″W / 51.026°N 1.76°W / 51.026; -1.76 (River Avon System)
    SU169252
1996 NCR, SAC Map [9]
Avon Valley (Bickton To Christchurch) Green tickY 1,403.8 3,468.9 50°46′19″N 1°47′28″W / 50.772°N 1.791°W / 50.772; -1.791 (Avon Valley (Bickton To Christchurch))
    SZ148970
1993 SPA, ESA, WT, NCR, Ramsar site Map [10]
River Axe, Devon Green tickY Green tickY 69.5 171.8 50°46′48″N 3°00′25″W / 50.78°N 3.007°W / 50.78; -3.007 (River Axe)
    SY291983
1999 AONB, GCR, SAC Map [11]
Babylon Hill Green tickY 1.1 2.7 50°56′10″N 2°36′11″W / 50.936°N 2.603°W / 50.936; -2.603 (Babylon Hill)
    ST577154
1986 GCR Map [12]
Batcombe Down Green tickY 18.5 45.7 50°49′59″N 2°32′28″W / 50.833°N 2.541°W / 50.833; -2.541 (Batcombe Down)
    ST620039
1977 AONB Map [13]
Belle Vue Quarry Green tickY 2.6 6.4 50°36′14″N 1°58′55″W / 50.604°N 1.982°W / 50.604; -1.982 (Belle Vue Quarry)
    SZ014782
1952 AONB, NT Map [14]
Bere Stream Green tickY 10.9 27.0 50°43′44″N 2°12′11″W / 50.729°N 2.203°W / 50.729; -2.203 (Bere Stream)
    SY858922
1977 Map [15]
Black Hill Down Green tickY 59.6 147.2 50°48′N 2°28′W / 50.8°N 2.47°W / 50.8; -2.47 (Black Hill Down)
    ST670002
1977 AONB, SAC Map [16]
Black Hill Heath Green tickY 70.5 174.3 50°44′42″N 2°13′55″W / 50.745°N 2.232°W / 50.745; -2.232 (Black Hill Heath)
    SY837940
1989 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [17]
Blackdown (Hardy Monument) Green tickY 21.8 54.0 50°41′06″N 2°33′04″W / 50.685°N 2.551°W / 50.685; -2.551 (Blackdown (Hardy Monument))
    SY612874
1989 AONB, GCR, NT Map [18]
Blackmore Vale Commons and Moors Green tickY 299.3 739.7 50°54′04″N 2°21′18″W / 50.901°N 2.355°W / 50.901; -2.355 (Blackmore Vale Commons and Moors)
    ST751113
2012 Common land, SAC Map [19]
Blandford Camp Green tickY 28.7 70.9 50°52′34″N 2°06′29″W / 50.876°N 2.108°W / 50.876; -2.108 (Blandford Camp)
    ST925085
1994 AONB Map [20]
Blashenwell Farm Pit Green tickY 11.3 28.0 50°37′26″N 2°04′08″W / 50.624°N 2.069°W / 50.624; -2.069 (Blashenwell Farm Pit)
    SY952805
1954 AONB, GCR Map [21]
Blue Pool And Norden Heaths Green tickY 112.5 278.0 50°38′53″N 2°05′17″W / 50.648°N 2.088°W / 50.648; -2.088 (Blue Pool And Norden Heaths)
    SY939831
1985 AONB, SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [22]
Boulsbury Wood Green tickY 119.8 295.9 50°56′06″N 1°53′46″W / 50.935°N 1.896°W / 50.935; -1.896 (Boulsbury Wood)
    SU074151
1983 Map [23]
Bourne Valley Green tickY 72.8 180.0 50°44′02″N 1°54′22″W / 50.734°N 1.906°W / 50.734; -1.906 (Bourne Valley)
    SZ067927
1995 SAM, SPA, LNR, WT, Ramsar site, SAC Map [24]
Bracket's Coppice And Ryewater Farm Green tickY 53.8 132.8 50°51′43″N 2°41′17″W / 50.862°N 2.688°W / 50.862; -2.688 (Bracket's Coppice And Ryewater Farm)
    ST517072
1984 AONB, SAC Map [25]
Bradford Abbas Railway Cutting Green tickY 1.4 3.4 50°55′41″N 2°34′59″W / 50.928°N 2.583°W / 50.928; -2.583 (Bradford Abbas Railway Cutting)
    ST591144
1990 GCR Map [26]
Breach Fields Green tickY 11.4 28.2 50°59′56″N 2°12′40″W / 50.999°N 2.211°W / 50.999; -2.211 (Breach Fields)
    ST853222
1991 Map [27]
Brenscombe Heath Green tickY 34.8 85.9 50°38′56″N 2°01′30″W / 50.649°N 2.025°W / 50.649; -2.025 (Brenscombe Heath)
    SY983833
1985 AONB, HC, Ramsar site, SAC Map [28]
Bryanston Green tickY 0.3 0.7 50°51′40″N 2°10′48″W / 50.861°N 2.18°W / 50.861; -2.18 (Bryanston)
    ST874069
1977 AONB Map [29]
Bugden's Copse And Meadows Green tickY 7.6 18.7 50°52′44″N 1°52′30″W / 50.879°N 1.875°W / 50.879; -1.875 (Bugden's Copse And Meadows)
    SU089088
1990 LNR Map [30]
Burton Bradstock Green tickY 0.1 0.2 50°42′00″N 2°43′41″W / 50.7°N 2.728°W / 50.7; -2.728 (Burton Bradstock)
    SY487892
1986 AONB, GCR, HC Map [31]
Canford Heath Green tickY 413.1 1,020.7 50°45′47″N 1°57′43″W / 50.763°N 1.962°W / 50.763; -1.962 (Canford Heath)
    SZ028959
1985 SAM, SPA, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [32]
Chalbury Hill And Quarry Green tickY 12.0 29.6 50°39′11″N 2°26′02″W / 50.653°N 2.434°W / 50.653; -2.434 (Chalbury Hill And Quarry)
    SY694838
1984 AONB, GCR Map [33]
Chesil & The Fleet Green tickY Green tickY 983.1 2,429.4 50°37′30″N 2°33′14″W / 50.625°N 2.554°W / 50.625; -2.554 (Chesil & The Fleet)
    SY609807
1986 AONB, GCR, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [34]
Christchurch Harbour Green tickY Green tickY 352.1 870.2 50°43′16″N 1°45′29″W / 50.721°N 1.758°W / 50.721; -1.758 (Christchurch Harbour)
    SZ172913
1986 SAM, GCR, LNR, SAC Map [35]
Conegar Road Cutting Green tickY 0.2 0.4 50°49′19″N 2°47′53″W / 50.822°N 2.798°W / 50.822; -2.798 (Conegar Road Cutting)
    ST439028
1996 AONB Map [36]
Corfe & Barrow Hills Green tickY 101.6 251.1 50°46′23″N 2°00′11″W / 50.773°N 2.003°W / 50.773; -2.003 (Corfe & Barrow Hills)
    SY999970
1986 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [37]
Corfe Common Green tickY 91.0 224.8 50°37′44″N 2°03′43″W / 50.629°N 2.062°W / 50.629; -2.062 (Corfe Common)
    SY957810
1984 AONB, NT, Ramsar site, SAC Map [38]
Corfe Meadows Green tickY 18.1 44.8 50°39′11″N 2°03′14″W / 50.653°N 2.054°W / 50.653; -2.054 (Corfe Meadows)
    SY963837
1987 AONB, HC Map [39]
Corfe Mullen Pastures Green tickY 11.9 29.4 50°45′58″N 2°02′13″W / 50.766°N 2.037°W / 50.766; -2.037 (Corfe Mullen Pastures)
    SY975963
1994 Ramsar site, SAC Map [40]
Corton Cutting Green tickY 0.2 0.6 50°40′01″N 2°30′58″W / 50.667°N 2.516°W / 50.667; -2.516 (Corton Cutting)
    SY636854
1997 AONB, GCR Map [41]
Court Farm, Sydling Green tickY 83.2 205.5 50°47′42″N 2°32′42″W / 50.795°N 2.545°W / 50.795; -2.545 (Court Farm, Sydling)
    SY617996
1987 AONB, SAC Map [42]
Cranborne Common Green tickY 133.3 329.4 50°53′31″N 1°51′43″W / 50.892°N 1.862°W / 50.892; -1.862 (Cranborne Common)
    SU098103
1985 AONB, SPA, WT, Ramsar site, SAC Map [43]
Creech Grange Green tickY <0.1 0.1 50°38′20″N 2°07′37″W / 50.639°N 2.127°W / 50.639; -2.127 (Creech Grange)
    SY911822
1986 AONB, NCR Map [44]
Crookhill Brick Pit Green tickY 4.7 11.6 50°37′05″N 2°30′18″W / 50.618°N 2.505°W / 50.618; -2.505 (Crookhill Brick Pit)
    SY644799
2003 GCR, HC Map [45]
Cull-peppers Dish Green tickY 0.8 2.1 50°43′55″N 2°15′54″W / 50.732°N 2.265°W / 50.732; -2.265 (Cull-Peppers Dish)
    SY814925
1989 GCR Map [46]
Drakenorth Green tickY 26.2 64.8 50°46′41″N 2°40′26″W / 50.778°N 2.674°W / 50.778; -2.674 (Drakenorth)
    SY526978
1986 AONB Map [47]
East Coppice Green tickY 4.7 11.7 50°44′46″N 2°09′00″W / 50.746°N 2.15°W / 50.746; -2.15 (East Coppice)
    SY895941
1987 Map [48]
Ebblake Bog Green tickY 11.4 28.2 50°51′43″N 1°51′07″W / 50.862°N 1.852°W / 50.862; -1.852 (Ebblake Bog)
    SU105069
1985 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [49]
Eggardon Hill & Luccas Farm Green tickY 144.4 356.7 50°45′11″N 2°39′18″W / 50.753°N 2.655°W / 50.753; -2.655 (Eggardon Hill & Luccas Farm)
    SY539950
1986 AONB, NT, NCR Map [50]
Ferndown Common Green tickY 64.4 159.1 50°47′56″N 1°54′18″W / 50.799°N 1.905°W / 50.799; -1.905 (Ferndown Common)
    SZ068999
1984 SPA, SAC Map [51]
Fontmell And Melbury Downs Green tickY 263.1 650.1 50°57′40″N 2°09′54″W / 50.961°N 2.165°W / 50.961; -2.165 (Fontmell And Melbury Downs)
    ST885180
1987 AONB, NT, SAC Map [52]
Frogden Quarry Green tickY 0.2 0.5 50°57′47″N 2°30′11″W / 50.963°N 2.503°W / 50.963; -2.503 (Frogden Quarry)
    ST648183
1986 GCR Map [53]
River Frome Green tickY 151.5 374.2 50°41′56″N 2°15′58″W / 50.699°N 2.266°W / 50.699; -2.266 (River Frome)
    SY813888
1998 SAM, AONB, WT, Ramsar site Map [54]
Frome St. Quintin Green tickY 32.7 80.7 50°49′59″N 2°35′53″W / 50.833°N 2.598°W / 50.833; -2.598 (Frome St. Quintin)
    ST580039
1900 AONB, SAC Map [55]
Giant Hill Green tickY 84.1 207.8 50°49′01″N 2°28′23″W / 50.817°N 2.473°W / 50.817; -2.473 (Giant Hill)
    ST668020
1985 AONB, NT, SAC Map [56]
Goathill Quarry Green tickY 0.3 0.7 50°57′22″N 2°28′16″W / 50.956°N 2.471°W / 50.956; -2.471 (Goathill Quarry)
    ST670175
1986 GCR Map [57]
Halfway House Quarry Green tickY 0.9 2.1 50°56′42″N 2°34′05″W / 50.945°N 2.568°W / 50.945; -2.568 (Halfway House Quarry)
    ST602163
1986 GCR Map [58]
Ham Common Green tickY Green tickY 32.9 81.4 50°42′58″N 2°01′48″W / 50.716°N 2.03°W / 50.716; -2.03 (Ham Common)
    SY980907
1987 SPA, GCR, LNR, MOD, Ramsar site, SAC Map [59]
Handcocks Bottom Green tickY 54.4 134.5 50°55′05″N 2°08′31″W / 50.918°N 2.142°W / 50.918; -2.142 (Handcocks Bottom)
    ST901132
1988 AONB Map [60]
Hartland Moor Green tickY 301.3 744.5 50°39′58″N 2°04′16″W / 50.666°N 2.071°W / 50.666; -2.071 (Hartland Moor)
    SY951851
1986 AONB, SPA, NNR, NT, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [61]
Haydon And Askerswell Downs Green tickY 107.4 265.4 50°44′24″N 2°38′42″W / 50.74°N 2.645°W / 50.74; -2.645 (Haydon And Askerswell Downs)
    SY546936
1985 AONB, NCR Map [62]
Highcliffe To Milford Cliffs Green tickY 110.1 272.1 50°43′52″N 1°38′20″W / 50.731°N 1.639°W / 50.731; -1.639 (Highcliffe To Milford Cliffs)
    SZ256924
1991 GCR Map [63]
Higher Houghton Green tickY 145.0 358.4 50°50′35″N 2°17′06″W / 50.843°N 2.285°W / 50.843; -2.285 (Higher Houghton)
    ST800049
1984 SAM, AONB, ESA, NCR Map [64]
Hod And Hambledon Hills Green tickY 101.4 250.5 50°54′47″N 2°13′23″W / 50.913°N 2.223°W / 50.913; -2.223 (Hod And Hambledon Hills)
    ST844126
1986 AONB, NNR, NT, NCR Map [65]
Hog Cliff Green tickY 85.4 211.1 50°46′12″N 2°32′49″W / 50.77°N 2.547°W / 50.77; -2.547 (Hog Cliff)
    SY615969
1985 AONB, NNR, SAC Map [66]
Holnest Green tickY 54.9 135.8 50°53′38″N 2°28′30″W / 50.894°N 2.475°W / 50.894; -2.475 (Holnest)
    ST667106
2004 SAC Map [67]
Holt And West Moors Heaths Green tickY 767.0 1,895.2 50°50′28″N 1°56′13″W / 50.841°N 1.937°W / 50.841; -1.937 (Holt And West Moors Heaths)
    SU045046
1988 SPA, MOD, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [68]
Holton And Sandford Heaths Green tickY 277.2 684.9 50°43′19″N 2°04′08″W / 50.722°N 2.069°W / 50.722; -2.069 (Holton And Sandford Heaths)
    SY952914
1997 SPA, NNR, Ramsar site, SAC, Map [69]
Holway Hill Quarry Green tickY 0.1 0.3 50°59′17″N 2°31′01″W / 50.988°N 2.517°W / 50.988; -2.517 (Holway Hill Quarry)
    ST638211
1998 Map [70]
Horn Park Quarry Green tickY Green tickY 2.7 6.6 50°48′58″N 2°46′19″W / 50.816°N 2.772°W / 50.816; -2.772 (Horn Park Quarry)
    ST457021
1986 AONB, GCR, NNR Map [71]
Horton Common Green tickY 20.1 49.5 50°51′47″N 1°53′42″W / 50.863°N 1.895°W / 50.863; -1.895 (Horton Common)
    SU075071
1984 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [72]
Hurn Common Green tickY 83.4 206.1 50°47′24″N 1°50′31″W / 50.79°N 1.842°W / 50.79; -1.842 (Hurn Common)
    SZ112990
1986 CP, SPA, WT, MOD, SAC, Map [73]
Lambert's Castle Green tickY 109.2 269.9 50°46′34″N 2°53′46″W / 50.776°N 2.896°W / 50.776; -2.896 (Lambert's Castle)
    SY369978
1989 AONB Map [74]
Langford Meadow Green tickY 7.8 19.2 50°45′18″N 2°30′58″W / 50.755°N 2.516°W / 50.755; -2.516 (Langford Meadow)
    SY637952
1985 AONB Map [75]
Lions Hill Green tickY 43.4 107.2 50°49′59″N 1°51′14″W / 50.833°N 1.854°W / 50.833; -1.854 (Lions Hill)
    SU104037
1985 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [76]
Lodmoor Green tickY 74.9 185.1 50°37′55″N 2°26′38″W / 50.632°N 2.444°W / 50.632; -2.444 (Lodmoor)
    SY687815
1985 RSPB Map [77]
Lorton Green tickY 21.3 52.7 50°38′20″N 2°27′40″W / 50.639°N 2.461°W / 50.639; -2.461 (Lorton)
    SY675823
1987 Map [78]
Low's Hill Quarry Green tickY 0.8 1.9 50°56′35″N 2°33′22″W / 50.943°N 2.556°W / 50.943; -2.556 (Low's Hill Quarry)
    ST610161
1989 GCR Map [79]
Lulworth Park & Lake Green tickY 46.9 115.8 50°38′35″N 2°12′22″W / 50.643°N 2.206°W / 50.643; -2.206 (Lulworth Park & Lake)
    SY855826
1988 AONB Map [80]
Luscombe Valley Green tickY 58.0 143.2 50°42′14″N 1°55′55″W / 50.704°N 1.932°W / 50.704; -1.932 (Luscombe Valley)
    SZ049894
1996 LNR Map [81]
Lyscombe And Highdon Green tickY 82.9 204.9 50°48′43″N 2°22′37″W / 50.812°N 2.377°W / 50.812; -2.377 (Lyscombe And Highdon)
    ST735014
1986 SAM, AONB, ESA Map [82]
Mapperton And Poorton Vales Green tickY 85.2 210.6 50°47′38″N 2°41′31″W / 50.794°N 2.692°W / 50.794; -2.692 (Mapperton And Poorton Vales)
    SY513996
1992 AONB, SAC Map [83]
Martin And Tidpit Downs Green tickY 367.5 908.2 50°58′01″N 1°55′34″W / 50.967°N 1.926°W / 50.967; -1.926 (Martin And Tidpit Downs)
    SU053186
1987 SAM, AONB, NNR, NCR Map [84]
Melbury Park Green tickY 259.4 640.9 50°50′56″N 2°36′22″W / 50.849°N 2.606°W / 50.849; -2.606 (Melbury Park)
    ST574057
1985 AONB, NCR Map [85]
The Moors Green tickY 157.9 390.1 50°41′02″N 2°04′26″W / 50.684°N 2.074°W / 50.684; -2.074 (The Moors)
    SY949871
1985 AONB, SPA, HC, Ramsar site, SAC Map [86]
Moors River System Green tickY 291.9 721.3 50°47′42″N 1°50′38″W / 50.795°N 1.844°W / 50.795; -1.844 (Moors River System)
    SZ111995
1999 AONB, CP, WT, NCR Map [87]
Morcombelake Green tickY 23.0 56.7 50°44′42″N 2°50′42″W / 50.745°N 2.845°W / 50.745; -2.845 (Morcombelake)
    SY405943
1991 AONB, HC Map [88]
Morden Bog And Hyde Heath Green tickY 659.9 1,630.6 50°43′37″N 2°11′17″W / 50.727°N 2.188°W / 50.727; -2.188 (Morden Bog And Hyde Heath)
    SY868920
1996 SAM, SPA, NNR, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [89]
Nicodemus Heights Green tickY 7.9 19.5 50°33′25″N 2°25′52″W / 50.557°N 2.431°W / 50.557; -2.431 (Nicodemus Heights)
    SY696731
1999 SAC Map [90]
Oakers Bog Green tickY Green tickY 29.8 73.7 50°43′34″N 2°15′58″W / 50.726°N 2.266°W / 50.726; -2.266 (Oakers Bog)
    SY813918
1988 SPA, GCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [91]
Oakers Wood Green tickY 47.2 116.5 50°43′23″N 2°16′34″W / 50.723°N 2.276°W / 50.723; -2.276 (Oakers Wood)
    SY806915
1984 Map [92]
Oakhills Coppice Green tickY 14.4 35.6 50°53′N 2°02′W / 50.88°N 2.03°W / 50.88; -2.03 (Oakhills Coppice)
    ST980089
1990 AONB Map [93]
Parley Common Green tickY 163.9 405.1 50°47′35″N 1°52′19″W / 50.793°N 1.872°W / 50.793; -1.872 (Parley Common)
    SZ091993
1984 SPA, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC, Map [94]
Peashill Quarry Green tickY 0.4 1.1 50°43′16″N 2°43′01″W / 50.721°N 2.717°W / 50.721; -2.717 (Peashill Quarry)
    SY495915
1989 AONB, GCR Map [95]
Pentridge Down Green tickY 62.3 154.0 50°57′14″N 1°56′35″W / 50.954°N 1.943°W / 50.954; -1.943 (Pentridge Down)
    SU041172
1996 AONB Map [96]
Piddles Wood Green tickY 73.1 180.5 50°54′54″N 2°17′35″W / 50.915°N 2.293°W / 50.915; -2.293 (Piddles Wood)
    ST795129
1985 WT Map [97]
Pitcombe Down Green tickY 13.1 32.4 50°42′14″N 2°35′24″W / 50.704°N 2.59°W / 50.704; -2.59 (Pitcombe Down)
    SY584895
1985 AONB Map [98]
Poole Bay Cliffs Green tickY 12.3 30.4 50°42′43″N 1°53′49″W / 50.712°N 1.897°W / 50.712; -1.897 (Poole Bay Cliffs)
    SZ074903
1989 GCR Map [99]
Poole Harbour Green tickY 2,268.9 5,606.6 50°43′12″N 2°02′28″W / 50.72°N 2.041°W / 50.72; -2.041 (Poole Harbour)
    SY972911
1990 AONB, SPA, NT, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [100]
Isle of Portland Green tickY Green tickY 352.1 869.9 50°31′44″N 2°26′20″W / 50.529°N 2.439°W / 50.529; -2.439 (Isle Of Portland)
    SY690700
1987 GCR, SAC Map [101]
Portland Harbour Shore Green tickY Green tickY 28.1 69.4 50°35′53″N 2°27′29″W / 50.598°N 2.458°W / 50.598; -2.458 (Portland Harbour Shore)
    SY677777
1987 Crown estate, GCR, SAC Map [102]
Povington And Grange Heaths Green tickY 1,217.1 3,007.5 50°39′04″N 2°09′14″W / 50.651°N 2.154°W / 50.651; -2.154 (Povington And Grange Heaths)
    SY892835
1986 AONB, SPA, MOD, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [103]
Powerstock Common And Wytherston Farm Green tickY 161.7 399.5 50°46′01″N 2°39′14″W / 50.767°N 2.654°W / 50.767; -2.654 (Powerstock Common And Wytherston Farm)
    SY540966
1900 AONB, WT, SAC, Map [104]
Poxwell Green tickY 0.4 1.1 50°39′04″N 2°22′08″W / 50.651°N 2.369°W / 50.651; -2.369 (Poxwell)
    SY740835
1998 AONB Map [105]
Purbeck Ridge (East) Green tickY Green tickY 143.6 354.8 50°37′48″N 1°57′18″W / 50.63°N 1.955°W / 50.63; -1.955 (Purbeck Ridge (East))
    SZ033811
1999 AONB, GCR, HC, SAC Map [106]
Purbeck Ridge (West) Green tickY 144.7 357.5 50°37′59″N 2°09′29″W / 50.633°N 2.158°W / 50.633; -2.158 (Purbeck Ridge (West))
    SY889815
1986 AONB Map [107]
Purewell Meadows Green tickY 12.9 31.8 50°44′20″N 1°45′58″W / 50.739°N 1.766°W / 50.739; -1.766 (Purewell Meadows)
    SZ166933
1985 Map [108]
Radipole Lake Green tickY 96.0 237.1 50°37′23″N 2°28′05″W / 50.623°N 2.468°W / 50.623; -2.468 (Radipole Lake)
    SY670805
1985 RSPB Map [109]
Rempstone Heaths Green tickY 170.0 420.0 50°39′04″N 2°01′48″W / 50.651°N 2.03°W / 50.651; -2.03 (Rempstone Heaths)
    SY980835
1987 AONB, SPA, HC, Ramsar site, SAC Map [110]
Sandford Lane Quarry Green tickY 0.8 1.9 50°57′29″N 2°31′52″W / 50.958°N 2.531°W / 50.958; -2.531 (Sandford Lane Quarry)
    ST628177
1990 GCR Map [111]
Shillingstone Quarry Green tickY 8.2 20.3 50°53′13″N 2°15′11″W / 50.887°N 2.253°W / 50.887; -2.253 (Shillingstone Quarry)
    ST823097
1995 AONB Map [112]
Slop Bog And Uddens Heath Green tickY 43.9 108.5 50°48′58″N 1°53′31″W / 50.816°N 1.892°W / 50.816; -1.892 (Slop Bog And Uddens Heath)
    SU077018
1985 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [113]
South Dorset Coast Green tickY Green tickY 1,591.7 3,933.1 50°37′23″N 2°11′13″W / 50.623°N 2.187°W / 50.623; -2.187 (South Dorset Coast)
    SY869804
1986 AONB, CP, GCR, HC, WT, NT, NCR, SAC Map [114]
St Catherine's Hill, Dorset
St Leonards And St Ives Heaths Green tickY 529.9 1,309.4 50°49′37″N 1°49′16″W / 50.827°N 1.821°W / 50.827; -1.821 (St Leonards And St Ives Heaths)
    SU127031
1999 SAM, CP, SPA, WT, MOD, Ramsar site, SAC, Map [115]
Stoborough & Creech Heaths Green tickY 338.0 835.2 50°39′54″N 2°06′32″W / 50.665°N 2.109°W / 50.665; -2.109 (Stoborough & Creech Heaths)
    SY924850
1986 AONB, SPA, NNR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [116]
Stokeford Heaths Green tickY 177.3 438.0 50°41′35″N 2°12′18″W / 50.693°N 2.205°W / 50.693; -2.205 (Stokeford Heaths)
    SY856882
1995 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [117]
Studland and Godlingston Heath NNR Green tickY Green tickY 757.8 1,872.6 50°39′18″N 1°58′08″W / 50.655°N 1.969°W / 50.655; -1.969 (Studland & Godlingston Heaths)
    SZ023839
1986 AONB, SPA, GCR, NNR, NT, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [118]
Studland Cliffs Green tickY Green tickY 21.1 52.2 50°38′28″N 1°56′10″W / 50.641°N 1.936°W / 50.641; -1.936 (Studland Cliffs)
    SZ046824
1986 AONB, GCR, NT, SAC Map [119]
Sutton Combe Green tickY 16.7 41.2 50°56′35″N 2°10′41″W / 50.943°N 2.178°W / 50.943; -2.178 (Sutton Combe)
    ST876160
1986 AONB Map [120]
Sutton Meadows Green tickY 5.0 12.3 50°53′42″N 1°55′12″W / 50.895°N 1.92°W / 50.895; -1.92 (Sutton Meadows)
    SU057106
1985 AONB, WT Map [121]
Sydling Valley Downs Green tickY 74.0 182.8 50°48′58″N 2°30′43″W / 50.816°N 2.512°W / 50.816; -2.512 (Sydling Valley Downs)
    ST640019
1985 AONB, SAC Map [122]
Thrasher's Heath Green tickY 14.8 36.6 50°39′18″N 2°02′38″W / 50.655°N 2.044°W / 50.655; -2.044 (Thrasher's Heath)
    SY970839
1984 AONB, HC, Ramsar site, SAC Map [123]
Toller Porcorum Green tickY 178.5 441.0 50°47′31″N 2°38′13″W / 50.792°N 2.637°W / 50.792; -2.637 (Toller Porcorum)
    SY552993
1986 AONB, SAC Map [124]
Town Common Green tickY Green tickY 256.0 632.6 50°45′47″N 1°48′00″W / 50.763°N 1.8°W / 50.763; -1.8 (Town Common)
    SZ142960
1994 SPA, GCR, WT, Ramsar site, SAC Map [125]
Townsend Green tickY 13.6 33.6 50°36′11″N 1°58′01″W / 50.603°N 1.967°W / 50.603; -1.967 (Townsend)
    SZ024781
1986 AONB, WT, SAC Map [126]
Trill Quarry Green tickY 1.4 3.5 50°54′40″N 2°34′48″W / 50.911°N 2.58°W / 50.911; -2.58 (Trill Quarry)
    ST593126
1989 GCR Map [127]
Turbary And Kinson Commons Green tickY 36.2 89.3 50°45′07″N 1°54′58″W / 50.752°N 1.916°W / 50.752; -1.916 (Turbary And Kinson Commons)
    SZ060947
1988 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [128]
Turners Puddle Heath Green tickY 391.0 966.2 50°43′01″N 2°15′40″W / 50.717°N 2.261°W / 50.717; -2.261 (Turners Puddle Heath)
    SY817908
1990 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [129]
Upton Heath Green tickY 218.9 540.9 50°44′53″N 2°01′26″W / 50.748°N 2.024°W / 50.748; -2.024 (Upton Heath)
    SY984943
1990 SPA, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [130]
Upwey Quarries And Bincombe Down Green tickY 6.5 16.0 50°40′05″N 2°27′36″W / 50.668°N 2.46°W / 50.668; -2.46 (Upwey Quarries And Bincombe Down)
    SY676855
1992 AONB, GCR Map [131]
Valley Of Stones Green tickY Green tickY 80.4 198.7 50°41′20″N 2°34′19″W / 50.689°N 2.572°W / 50.689; -2.572 (Valley Of Stones)
    SY597879
1996 SAM, AONB, GCR, NNR Map [132]
Verwood Heaths Green tickY 27.8 68.7 50°52′59″N 1°52′16″W / 50.883°N 1.871°W / 50.883; -1.871 (Verwood Heaths)
    SU092093
1985 SPA, LNR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [133]
Wareham Common Green tickY 17.5 43.3 50°41′24″N 2°07′23″W / 50.69°N 2.123°W / 50.69; -2.123 (Wareham Common)
    SY914878
1992 Map [134]
Wareham Meadows Green tickY 210.9 521.1 50°41′02″N 2°05′53″W / 50.684°N 2.098°W / 50.684; -2.098 (Wareham Meadows)
    SY932871
1987 AONB, SPA, HC, Ramsar site, SAC Map [135]
Warmwell Heath Green tickY 55.4 137.0 50°40′59″N 2°21′04″W / 50.683°N 2.351°W / 50.683; -2.351 (Warmwell Heath)
    SY753871
1987 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC Map [136]
West Dorset Coast Green tickY Green tickY 598.5 1,478.9 50°43′30″N 2°50′38″W / 50.725°N 2.844°W / 50.725; -2.844 (West Dorset Coast)
    SY405920
1991 AONB, GCR, NT, SAC Map [137]
Whetley Meadows Green tickY 8.1 19.9 50°45′54″N 2°40′08″W / 50.765°N 2.669°W / 50.765; -2.669 (Whetley Meadows)
    SY529964
1985 AONB Map [138]
White Horse Hill Green tickY 60.0 148.3 50°39′29″N 2°24′22″W / 50.658°N 2.406°W / 50.658; -2.406 (White Horse Hill)
    SY714843
1991 AONB Map [139]
Winfrith Heath Green tickY 288.9 713.8 50°40′59″N 2°16′44″W / 50.683°N 2.279°W / 50.683; -2.279 (Winfrith Heath)
    SY804871
1996 SPA, WT, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [140]
Woolcombe Green tickY 18.1 44.8 50°45′32″N 2°37′41″W / 50.759°N 2.628°W / 50.759; -2.628 (Woolcombe)
    SY558957
1986 AONB, SAC Map [141]
Wootton Fitzpaine Green tickY 9.6 23.8 50°45′18″N 2°54′50″W / 50.755°N 2.914°W / 50.755; -2.914 (Wootton Fitzpaine)
    SY356954
1987 AONB, HC Map [142]
Worgret Heath Green tickY 8.3 20.6 50°40′59″N 2°09′04″W / 50.683°N 2.151°W / 50.683; -2.151 (Worgret Heath)
    SY894870
1987 SPA, SAC Map [143]

Notes[edit]

A Data rounded to one decimal place.
B Grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system, also known as OSGB36, and is the system used by the Ordnance Survey.[144]
C Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by English Nature.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "SSSIs in Dorset". English Nature. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  3. ^ "County search of SSSIs". English Nature. Retrieved 2006-08-05. 
  4. ^ Natural England County Background datasheet for Dorset SSSIs Accessed 6 Sept 2012
  5. ^ "Abbotsbury Blind Lane" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "Abbotsbury Castle" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "Arne" (PDF). 
  8. ^ "Aunt Mary's Bottom" (PDF). 
  9. ^ "River Avon System" (PDF). 
  10. ^ "Avon Valley (Bickton To Christchurch)" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "River Axe" (PDF). 
  12. ^ "Babylon Hill" (PDF). 
  13. ^ "Batcombe Down" (PDF). 
  14. ^ "Belle Vue Quarry" (PDF). 
  15. ^ "Bere Stream" (PDF). 
  16. ^ "Black Hill Down" (PDF). 
  17. ^ "Black Hill Heath" (PDF). 
  18. ^ "Blackdown (Hardy Monument)" (PDF). 
  19. ^ "Blackmore Vale Commons and Moors" (PDF). 
  20. ^ "Blandford Camp" (PDF). 
  21. ^ "Blashenwell Farm Pit" (PDF). 
  22. ^ "Blue Pool And Norden Heaths" (PDF). 
  23. ^ "Boulsbury Wood" (PDF). 
  24. ^ "Bourne Valley" (PDF). 
  25. ^ "Bracket's Coppice And Ryewater Farm" (PDF). 
  26. ^ "Bradford Abbas Railway Cutting" (PDF). 
  27. ^ "Breach Fields" (PDF). 
  28. ^ "Brenscombe Heath" (PDF). 
  29. ^ "Bryanston" (PDF). 
  30. ^ "Bugden's Copse And Meadows" (PDF). 
  31. ^ "Burton Bradstock" (PDF). 
  32. ^ "Canford Heath" (PDF). 
  33. ^ "Chalbury Hill And Quarry" (PDF). 
  34. ^ "Chesil & The Fleet" (PDF). 
  35. ^ "Christchurch Harbour" (PDF). 
  36. ^ "Conegar Road Cutting" (PDF). 
  37. ^ "Corfe & Barrow Hills" (PDF). 
  38. ^ "Corfe Common" (PDF). 
  39. ^ "Corfe Meadows" (PDF). 
  40. ^ "Corfe Mullen Pastures" (PDF). 
  41. ^ "Corton Cutting" (PDF). 
  42. ^ "Court Farm, Sydling" (PDF). 
  43. ^ "Cranborne Common" (PDF). 
  44. ^ "Creech Grange" (PDF). 
  45. ^ "Crookhill Brick Pit" (PDF). 
  46. ^ "Cull-Peppers Dish" (PDF). 
  47. ^ "Drakenorth" (PDF). 
  48. ^ "East Coppice" (PDF). 
  49. ^ "Ebblake Bog" (PDF). 
  50. ^ "Eggardon Hill & Luccas Farm" (PDF). 
  51. ^ "Ferndown Common" (PDF). 
  52. ^ "Fontmell And Melbury Downs" (PDF). 
  53. ^ "Frogden Quarry" (PDF). 
  54. ^ "River Frome" (PDF). 
  55. ^ "Frome St. Quintin" (PDF). 
  56. ^ "Giant Hill" (PDF). 
  57. ^ "Goathill Quarry" (PDF). 
  58. ^ "Halfway House Quarry" (PDF). 
  59. ^ "Ham Common" (PDF). 
  60. ^ "Handcocks Bottom" (PDF). 
  61. ^ "Hartland Moor" (PDF). 
  62. ^ "Haydon And Askerswell Downs" (PDF). 
  63. ^ "Highcliffe To Milford Cliffs" (PDF). 
  64. ^ "Higher Houghton" (PDF). 
  65. ^ "Hod And Hambledon Hills" (PDF). 
  66. ^ "Hog Cliff" (PDF). 
  67. ^ "Holnest" (PDF). 
  68. ^ "Holt And West Moors Heaths" (PDF). 
  69. ^ "Holton And Sandford Heaths" (PDF). 
  70. ^ "Holway Hill Quarry" (PDF). 
  71. ^ "Horn Park Quarry" (PDF). 
  72. ^ "Horton Common" (PDF). 
  73. ^ "Hurn Common" (PDF). 
  74. ^ "Lambert's Castle" (PDF). 
  75. ^ "Langford Meadow" (PDF). 
  76. ^ "Lions Hill" (PDF). 
  77. ^ "Lodmoor" (PDF). 
  78. ^ "Lorton" (PDF). 
  79. ^ "Low's Hill Quarry" (PDF). 
  80. ^ "Lulworth Park & Lake" (PDF). 
  81. ^ "Luscombe Valley" (PDF). 
  82. ^ "Lyscombe And Highdon" (PDF). 
  83. ^ "Mapperton And Poorton Vales" (PDF). 
  84. ^ "Martin And Tidpit Downs" (PDF). 
  85. ^ "Melbury Park" (PDF). 
  86. ^ "The Moors" (PDF). 
  87. ^ "Moors River System" (PDF). 
  88. ^ "Morcombelake" (PDF). 
  89. ^ "Morden Bog And Hyde Heath" (PDF). 
  90. ^ "Nicodemus Heights" (PDF). 
  91. ^ "Oakers Bog" (PDF). 
  92. ^ "Oakers Wood" (PDF). 
  93. ^ "Oakhills Coppice" (PDF). 
  94. ^ "Parley Common" (PDF). 
  95. ^ "Peashill Quarry" (PDF). 
  96. ^ "Pentridge Down" (PDF). 
  97. ^ "Piddles Wood" (PDF). 
  98. ^ "Pitcombe Down" (PDF). 
  99. ^ "Poole Bay Cliffs" (PDF). 
  100. ^ "Poole Harbour" (PDF). 
  101. ^ "Isle Of Portland" (PDF). 
  102. ^ "Portland Harbour Shore" (PDF). 
  103. ^ "Povington And Grange Heaths" (PDF). 
  104. ^ "Powerstock Common And Wytherston Farm" (PDF). 
  105. ^ "Poxwell" (PDF). 
  106. ^ "Purbeck Ridge (East)" (PDF). 
  107. ^ "Purbeck Ridge (West)" (PDF). 
  108. ^ "Purewell Meadows" (PDF). 
  109. ^ "Radipole Lake" (PDF). 
  110. ^ "Rempstone Heaths" (PDF). 
  111. ^ "Sandford Lane Quarry" (PDF). 
  112. ^ "Shillingstone Quarry" (PDF). 
  113. ^ "Slop Bog And Uddens Heath" (PDF). 
  114. ^ "South Dorset Coast" (PDF). 
  115. ^ "St Leonards And St Ives Heaths" (PDF). 
  116. ^ "Stoborough & Creech Heaths" (PDF). 
  117. ^ "Stokeford Heaths" (PDF). 
  118. ^ "Studland & Godlingston Heaths" (PDF). 
  119. ^ "Studland Cliffs" (PDF). 
  120. ^ "Sutton Combe" (PDF). 
  121. ^ "Sutton Meadows" (PDF). 
  122. ^ "Sydling Valley Downs" (PDF). 
  123. ^ "Thrasher's Heath" (PDF). 
  124. ^ "Toller Porcorum" (PDF). 
  125. ^ "Town Common" (PDF). 
  126. ^ "Townsend" (PDF). 
  127. ^ "Trill Quarry" (PDF). 
  128. ^ "Turbary And Kinson Commons" (PDF). 
  129. ^ "Turners Puddle Heath" (PDF). 
  130. ^ "Upton Heath" (PDF). 
  131. ^ "Upwey Quarries And Bincombe Down" (PDF). 
  132. ^ "Valley Of Stones" (PDF). 
  133. ^ "Verwood Heaths" (PDF). 
  134. ^ "Wareham Common" (PDF). 
  135. ^ "Wareham Meadows" (PDF). 
  136. ^ "Warmwell Heath" (PDF). 
  137. ^ "West Dorset Coast" (PDF). 
  138. ^ "Whetley Meadows" (PDF). 
  139. ^ "White Horse Hill" (PDF). 
  140. ^ "Winfrith Heath" (PDF). 
  141. ^ "Woolcombe" (PDF). 
  142. ^ "Wootton Fitzpaine" (PDF). 
  143. ^ "Worgret Heath" (PDF). 
  144. ^ "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-11.