List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Lancashire

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Whin Fell, part of the Bowland Fells SSSI

The list below shows the 69 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in the Lancashire area of search. Note that English Nature, the designating body for SSSIs in England, uses the 1974-1996 county system, and this list follows the same approach. Some sites that might be expected to be here could therefore be in the Merseyside or Greater Manchester lists.

Of the 69 sites listed, 14 are listed purely for their geological interest, and 49 are listed for biological interest. A further 6 sites have both geological and biological significant features.

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

Sites[edit]

Site name Reason for designation Area[A] Grid reference[B] Year in which notified Other designations Map[C]
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Artle Dale Green tickY 25.8 63.8 54°03′36″N 2°41′53″W / 54.06°N 2.698°W / 54.06; -2.698 (Artle Dale)
    SD544629
1990 Map [1]
Barn Gill Meadow Green tickY 5.5 13.5 53°59′13″N 2°24′43″W / 53.987°N 2.412°W / 53.987; -2.412 (Barn Gill Meadow)
    SD731546
1996 Map [2]
Beeston Brook Pasture Green tickY 1.8 4.5 53°44′42″N 2°37′01″W / 53.745°N 2.617°W / 53.745; -2.617 (Beeston Brook Pasture)
    SD594278
1999 Map [3]
Bell Sykes Meadows Green tickY 13.8 34.1 53°58′05″N 2°25′59″W / 53.968°N 2.433°W / 53.968; -2.433 (Bell Sykes Meadows)
    SD717525
1999 AONB, SAC Map [4]
Bowland Fells Green tickY Green tickY 16,007.6 39,555.7 53°56′42″N 2°35′13″W / 53.945°N 2.587°W / 53.945; -2.587 (Bowland Fells)
    SD616500
1988 AONB, SPA, GCR, NCR Map [5]
Burton Wood Green tickY 18.5 45.7 54°05′24″N 2°42′11″W / 54.09°N 2.703°W / 54.09; -2.703 (Burton Wood)
    SD541662
1984 NCR Map [6]
Calf Hill And Cragg Woods Green tickY 34.4 85.1 54°02′49″N 2°42′04″W / 54.047°N 2.701°W / 54.047; -2.701 (Calf Hill And Cragg Woods)
    SD542614
2000 AONB Map [7]
Charnock Richard Pasture Green tickY 1.2 2.9 53°37′55″N 2°39′43″W / 53.632°N 2.662°W / 53.632; -2.662 (Charnock Richard Pasture)
    SD563153
1990 Map [8]
Clear Beck Meadow Green tickY 0.5 1.3 54°06′11″N 2°35′20″W / 54.103°N 2.589°W / 54.103; -2.589 (Clear Beck Meadow)
    SD616676
1988 Map [9]
Clitheroe Knoll Reefs Green tickY 117.8 291.0 53°53′10″N 2°20′20″W / 53.886°N 2.339°W / 53.886; -2.339 (Clitheroe Knoll Reefs)
    SD778434
1987 GCR Map [10]
Cock Wood Gorge Green tickY 2.8 7.0 53°48′18″N 2°23′13″W / 53.805°N 2.387°W / 53.805; -2.387 (Cock Wood Gorge)
    SD746344
1983 GCR Map [11]
Cockerham Marsh Green tickY 9.8 24.3 53°57′22″N 2°50′49″W / 53.956°N 2.847°W / 53.956; -2.847 (Cockerham Marsh)
    SD445514
1985 Map [12]
Coldwell Farm Pasture Green tickY 0.8 2.0 54°11′46″N 2°48′11″W / 54.196°N 2.803°W / 54.196; -2.803 (Coldwell Farm Pasture)
    SD477781
1992 Map [13]
Coplow Quarry Green tickY 5.2 12.8 53°52′59″N 2°22′55″W / 53.883°N 2.382°W / 53.883; -2.382 (Coplow Quarry)
    SD750431
1983 GCR Map [14]
Crag Bank Green tickY 3.7 9.2 54°07′16″N 2°47′06″W / 54.121°N 2.785°W / 54.121; -2.785 (Crag Bank)
    SD488697
1985 Map [15]
Cringlebarrow And Deepdale Green tickY 50.2 123.9 54°10′16″N 2°46′26″W / 54.171°N 2.774°W / 54.171; -2.774 (Cringlebarrow And Deepdale)
    SD496753
1983 SAC Map [16]
Darwen River Section Green tickY 6.4 15.7 53°45′29″N 2°34′52″W / 53.758°N 2.581°W / 53.758; -2.581 (Darwen River Section)
    SD618292
1984 GCR Map [17]
Downholland Moss Green tickY 21.8 53.8 53°33′47″N 3°01′05″W / 53.563°N 3.018°W / 53.563; -3.018 (Downholland Moss)
    SD327079
1990 GCR Map [18]
Eaves Wood Green tickY 52.2 129.1 54°11′N 2°49′W / 54.18°N 2.82°W / 54.18; -2.82 (Eaves Wood)
    SD466763
1984 NT, NCR Map [19]
Far Holme Meadow Green tickY 1.7 4.2 54°05′02″N 2°32′35″W / 54.084°N 2.543°W / 54.084; -2.543 (Far Holme Meadow)
    SD646655
1994 Map [20]
Field Head Meadow Green tickY 3.3 8.1 53°58′01″N 2°25′16″W / 53.967°N 2.421°W / 53.967; -2.421 (Field Head Meadow)
    SD725524
1999 AONB Map [21]
Gait Barrows Green tickY Green tickY 69.8 172.4 54°11′13″N 2°47′49″W / 54.187°N 2.797°W / 54.187; -2.797 (Gait Barrows)
    SD481771
1984 GCR, NNR, NCR, SAC Map [22]
Gale Clough And Shooterslee Wood Green tickY 9.4 23.2 53°37′23″N 2°27′14″W / 53.623°N 2.454°W / 53.623; -2.454 (Gale Clough And Shooterslee Wood)
    SD701141
1984 Map [23]
Harper Clough And Smalley Delph Quarries Green tickY 2.9 7.2 53°46′59″N 2°25′34″W / 53.783°N 2.426°W / 53.783; -2.426 (Harper Clough And Smalley Delph Quarries)
    SD720319
1984 GCR Map [24]
Hawes Water Green tickY 89.4 220.9 54°10′52″N 2°48′22″W / 54.181°N 2.806°W / 54.181; -2.806 (Hawes Water)
    SD475764
1986 NNR, NCR, SAC, LNR Map [25]
Heysham Moss Green tickY 12.4 30.6 54°02′20″N 2°53′02″W / 54.039°N 2.884°W / 54.039; -2.884 (Heysham Moss)
    SD422607
1992 Map [26]
Hodder River Section Green tickY 7.0 17.3 53°51′14″N 2°27′18″W / 53.854°N 2.455°W / 53.854; -2.455 (Hodder River Section)
    SD702399
1986 GCR Map [27]
Hodge Clough Green tickY 2.8 6.8 53°40′12″N 2°19′30″W / 53.67°N 2.325°W / 53.67; -2.325 (Hodge Clough)
    SD786193
1984 GCR Map [28]
Jack Scout Green tickY 6.7 16.7 54°09′22″N 2°49′48″W / 54.156°N 2.83°W / 54.156; -2.83 (Jack Scout)
    SD459737
1991 NCR Map [29]
Langcliff Cross Meadow Green tickY 5.3 13.0 53°57′40″N 2°25′08″W / 53.961°N 2.419°W / 53.961; -2.419 (Langcliff Cross Meadow)
    SD726517
1989 AONB, SAC Map [30]
Leck Beck Head Catchment Area Green tickY 691.9 1,709.6 54°12′29″N 2°30′32″W / 54.208°N 2.509°W / 54.208; -2.509 (Leck Beck Head Catchment Area)
    SD669793
1986 GCR Map [31]
Lee Quarry Green tickY 49.1 121.4 53°41′02″N 2°12′32″W / 53.684°N 2.209°W / 53.684; -2.209 (Lee Quarry)
    SD863209
1997 GCR Map [32]
Leighton Moss Green tickY 131.6 325.2 54°09′58″N 2°47′42″W / 54.166°N 2.795°W / 54.166; -2.795 (Leighton Moss)
    SD482748
1984 SPA, NCR, Ramsar site, RSPB Map [33]
Light Clough Green tickY 0.5 1.2 53°49′59″N 2°22′48″W / 53.833°N 2.38°W / 53.833; -2.38 (Light Clough)
    SD751375
1984 GCR Map [34]
Little Mearley Clough Green tickY 5.9 14.5 53°52′01″N 2°19′52″W / 53.867°N 2.331°W / 53.867; -2.331 (Little Mearley Clough)
    SD783412
1986 GCR Map [35]
Longworth Clough Green tickY 24.6 60.7 53°37′52″N 2°27′40″W / 53.631°N 2.461°W / 53.631; -2.461 (Longworth Clough)
    SD696150
1994 Map [36]
Lower Red Lees Pasture Green tickY 4.0 9.9 53°39′25″N 2°19′26″W / 53.657°N 2.324°W / 53.657; -2.324 (Lower Red Lees Pasture)
    SD787179
1994 Map [37]
Lune Estuary Green tickY 7,633.2 18,862.1 53°59′13″N 2°55′34″W / 53.987°N 2.926°W / 53.987; -2.926 (Lune Estuary)
    SD394549
1990 SPA, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC Map [38]
Lytham Coastal Changes Green tickY 24.9 61.5 53°44′56″N 2°56′42″W / 53.749°N 2.945°W / 53.749; -2.945 (Lytham Coastal Changes)
    SD378285
1999 GCR Map [39]
Lytham St. Anne's Dunes Green tickY 24.7 60.9 53°46′01″N 3°02′49″W / 53.767°N 3.047°W / 53.767; -3.047 (Lytham St. Anne'S Dunes)
    SD311306
1991 LNR Map [40]
Martin Mere, Burscough Green tickY 119.8 295.9 53°37′26″N 2°52′41″W / 53.624°N 2.878°W / 53.624; -2.878 (Martin Mere, Burscough)
    SD420145
1984 SPA, NCR, Ramsar site, WWT Map [41]
Marton Mere, Blackpool Green tickY 39.5 97.6 53°48′36″N 2°59′56″W / 53.81°N 2.999°W / 53.81; -2.999 (Marton Mere, Blackpool)
    SD343353
1984 LNR Map [42]
Mere Sands Wood Green tickY Green tickY 41.9 103.6 53°38′06″N 2°50′17″W / 53.635°N 2.838°W / 53.635; -2.838 (Mere Sands Wood)
    SD447157
1985 GCR, WT Map [43]
Morecambe Bay Green tickY 25,665.2 63,420.2 54°06′22″N 2°58′34″W / 54.106°N 2.976°W / 54.106; -2.976 (Morecambe Bay)
    SD363682
1990 AONB, SPA, NP, NCR, Ramsar site, RSPB, SAC Map [44]
Myttons Meadows Green tickY 10.1 25.0 53°58′26″N 2°27′32″W / 53.974°N 2.459°W / 53.974; -2.459 (Myttons Meadows)
    SD700532
1985 AONB, SAC Map [45]
New Ing Meadow Green tickY 2.1 5.2 53°57′00″N 2°19′30″W / 53.95°N 2.325°W / 53.95; -2.325 (New Ing Meadow)
    SD788505
1992 Map [46]
Newton Marsh Green tickY 66.0 163.1 53°45′18″N 2°50′10″W / 53.755°N 2.836°W / 53.755; -2.836 (Newton Marsh)
    SD450291
1986 Map [47]
Oak Field Green tickY 21.1 52.1 53°37′59″N 2°27′47″W / 53.633°N 2.463°W / 53.633; -2.463 (Oak Field)
    SD695153
1985 Map [48]
Ravenhead Brickworks Green tickY 22.1 54.6 53°32′13″N 2°44′10″W / 53.537°N 2.736°W / 53.537; -2.736 (Ravenhead Brickworks)
    SD513047
2002 GCR Map [49]
Red Scar And Tun Brook Woods Green tickY 63.6 157.2 53°47′02″N 2°37′48″W / 53.784°N 2.63°W / 53.784; -2.63 (Red Scar And Tun Brook Woods)
    SD586321
1986 WT Map [50]
Ribble Estuary Green tickY 9,348.5 23,100.5 53°42′50″N 2°59′28″W / 53.714°N 2.991°W / 53.714; -2.991 (Ribble Estuary)
    SD347246
1984 SPA, NNR, NCR, Ramsar site Map [51]
Robert Hall Moor Green tickY 19.7 48.8 54°06′47″N 2°33′58″W / 54.113°N 2.566°W / 54.113; -2.566 (Robert Hall Moor)
    SD631687
1985 Map [52]
Roeburndale Woods Green tickY 41.7 103.0 54°05′02″N 2°36′04″W / 54.084°N 2.601°W / 54.084; -2.601 (Roeburndale Woods)
    SD608655
1984 NCR Map [53]
Rough Hey Wood Green tickY 6.2 15.2 53°52′44″N 2°43′48″W / 53.879°N 2.73°W / 53.879; -2.73 (Rough Hey Wood)
    SD521428
1984 Map [54]
Salthill And Bellmanpark Quarries Green tickY Green tickY 17.6 43.6 53°52′44″N 2°22′12″W / 53.879°N 2.37°W / 53.879; -2.37 (Salthill And Bellmanpark Quarries)
    SD758426
1987 GCR, LNR Map [55]
Silverdale Golf Course Green tickY 0.6 1.5 54°10′23″N 2°48′36″W / 54.173°N 2.81°W / 54.173; -2.81 (Silverdale Golf Course)
    SD472755
1998 AONB Map [56]
South Pennine Moors Green tickY Green tickY 20,944.5 51,755.0 53°48′40″N 2°03′43″W / 53.811°N 2.062°W / 53.811; -2.062 (South Pennine Moors)
    SD960350
1994 SPA, SAM, ESA, GCR, NT, SAC Map [57]
Standridge Farm Pasture Green tickY 4.5 11.1 53°58′34″N 2°24′32″W / 53.976°N 2.409°W / 53.976; -2.409 (Standridge Farm Pasture)
    SD733534
1998 AONB Map [58]
Tarnbrook Meadows Green tickY 11.9 29.3 53°59′38″N 2°38′02″W / 53.994°N 2.634°W / 53.994; -2.634 (Tarnbrook Meadows)
    SD585555
1989 Map [59]
Thrang End And Yealand Hall Allotment Green tickY 51.5 127.2 54°10′52″N 2°47′02″W / 54.181°N 2.784°W / 54.181; -2.784 (Thrang End And Yealand Hall Allotment)
    SD489764
1987 SAC Map [60]
Thrang Wood Green tickY 4.8 11.8 54°11′10″N 2°47′38″W / 54.186°N 2.794°W / 54.186; -2.794 (Thrang Wood)
    SD483770
1999 AONB, SAC Map [61]
Thwaite House Moss Green tickY 7.3 17.9 54°06′47″N 2°46′19″W / 54.113°N 2.772°W / 54.113; -2.772 (Thwaite House Moss)
    SD496689
2004 Map [62]
Trowbarrow Quarry Green tickY Green tickY 7.5 18.4 54°10′41″N 2°47′53″W / 54.178°N 2.798°W / 54.178; -2.798 (Trowbarrow Quarry)
    SD480761
1990 GCR, LNR Map [63]
Warton Crag Green tickY 72.7 179.6 54°08′53″N 2°46′41″W / 54.148°N 2.778°W / 54.148; -2.778 (Warton Crag)
    SD493727
1986 NCR, LNR Map [64]
White Coppice Flush Green tickY 0.5 1.3 53°40′19″N 2°34′30″W / 53.672°N 2.575°W / 53.672; -2.575 (White Coppice Flush)
    SD621197
1985 Map [65]
White Moss Green tickY 12.3 30.4 53°59′13″N 2°19′08″W / 53.987°N 2.319°W / 53.987; -2.319 (White Moss)
    SD792546
1985 Map [66]
Winmarleigh Moss Green tickY 89.3 220.6 53°55′26″N 2°50′49″W / 53.924°N 2.847°W / 53.924; -2.847 (Winmarleigh Moss)
    SD445479
1991 Map [67]
Wrightington Bar Pasture Green tickY 1.3 3.3 53°36′50″N 2°41′53″W / 53.614°N 2.698°W / 53.614; -2.698 (Wrightington Bar Pasture)
    SD539133
1992 Map [68]
Wyre Estuary Green tickY 1,481.8 3,661.6 53°51′43″N 2°58′34″W / 53.862°N 2.976°W / 53.862; -2.976 (Wyre Estuary)
    SD359411
1995 SPA, WT, Ramsar site, SAC Map [69]

Notes[edit]

A Reason for designation; either for the site's biological interest, or its geological interest.
B Data rounded to one decimal place.
C Grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system, also known as OSGB36, and is the system used by the Ordnance Survey.[70]
D Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by Natural England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artle Dale" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Barn Gill Meadow" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Beeston Brook Pasture" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Bell Sykes Meadows" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Bowland Fells" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "Burton Wood" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "Calf Hill And Cragg Woods" (PDF). 
  8. ^ "Charnock Richard Pasture" (PDF). 
  9. ^ "Clear Beck Meadow" (PDF). 
  10. ^ "Clitheroe Knoll Reefs" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "Cock Wood Gorge" (PDF). 
  12. ^ "Cockerham Marsh" (PDF). 
  13. ^ "Coldwell Farm Pasture" (PDF). 
  14. ^ "Coplow Quarry" (PDF). 
  15. ^ "Crag Bank" (PDF). 
  16. ^ "Cringlebarrow And Deepdale" (PDF). 
  17. ^ "Darwen River Section" (PDF). 
  18. ^ "Downholland Moss" (PDF). 
  19. ^ "Eaves Wood" (PDF). 
  20. ^ "Far Holme Meadow" (PDF). 
  21. ^ "Field Head Meadow" (PDF). 
  22. ^ "Gait Barrows" (PDF). 
  23. ^ "Gale Clough And Shooterslee Wood" (PDF). 
  24. ^ "Harper Clough And Smalley Delph Quarries" (PDF). 
  25. ^ "Hawes Water" (PDF). 
  26. ^ "Heysham Moss" (PDF). 
  27. ^ "Hodder River Section" (PDF). 
  28. ^ "Hodge Clough" (PDF). 
  29. ^ "Jack Scout" (PDF). 
  30. ^ "Langcliff Cross Meadow" (PDF). 
  31. ^ "Leck Beck Head Catchment Area" (PDF). 
  32. ^ "Lee Quarry" (PDF). 
  33. ^ "Leighton Moss" (PDF). 
  34. ^ "Light Clough" (PDF). 
  35. ^ "Little Mearley Clough" (PDF). 
  36. ^ "Longworth Clough" (PDF). 
  37. ^ "Lower Red Lees Pasture" (PDF). 
  38. ^ "Lune Estuary" (PDF). 
  39. ^ "Lytham Coastal Changes" (PDF). 
  40. ^ "Lytham St. Anne'S Dunes" (PDF). 
  41. ^ "Martin Mere, Burscough" (PDF). 
  42. ^ "Marton Mere, Blackpool" (PDF). 
  43. ^ "Mere Sands Wood" (PDF). 
  44. ^ "Morecambe Bay" (PDF). 
  45. ^ "Myttons Meadows" (PDF). 
  46. ^ "New Ing Meadow" (PDF). 
  47. ^ "Newton Marsh" (PDF). 
  48. ^ "Oak Field" (PDF). 
  49. ^ "Ravenhead Brickworks" (PDF). 
  50. ^ "Red Scar And Tun Brook Woods" (PDF). 
  51. ^ "Ribble Estuary" (PDF). 
  52. ^ "Robert Hall Moor" (PDF). 
  53. ^ "Roeburndale Woods" (PDF). 
  54. ^ "Rough Hey Wood" (PDF). 
  55. ^ "Salthill And Bellmanpark Quarries" (PDF). 
  56. ^ "Silverdale Golf Course" (PDF). 
  57. ^ "South Pennine Moors" (PDF). 
  58. ^ "Standridge Farm Pasture" (PDF). 
  59. ^ "Tarnbrook Meadows" (PDF). 
  60. ^ "Thrang End And Yealand Hall Allotment" (PDF). 
  61. ^ "Thrang Wood" (PDF). 
  62. ^ "Thwaite House Moss" (PDF). 
  63. ^ "Trowbarrow Quarry" (PDF). 
  64. ^ "Warton Crag" (PDF). 
  65. ^ "White Coppice Flush" (PDF). 
  66. ^ "White Moss" (PDF). 
  67. ^ "Winmarleigh Moss" (PDF). 
  68. ^ "Wrightington Bar Pasture" (PDF). 
  69. ^ "Wyre Estuary" (PDF). 
  70. ^ "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2 July 2007. 

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