Ludham - Potter Heigham Marshes

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Ludham - Potter Heigham Marshes
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTG 407 179[1]
InterestBiological
Area101.5 hectares (251 acres)[1]
Notification1990[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Ludham - Potter Heigham Marshes is a 101.5-hectare (251-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-east of Norwich in Norfolk.[1][2] Part of the site is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I,[3] and a National Nature Reserve.[4] It is part of the Broadland Ramsar site[5] and Special Protection Area,[6] and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.[7]

This is described by Natural England as "both a nationally important wetland site and one of the richest areas of traditionally managed grazing marsh and dykes now remaining in Broadland". The principal conservation lies in the aquatic flora and fauna of the dykes, especially the dragonflies.[3]

Public footpaths cross the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Ludham - Potter Heigham Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Ludham - Potter Heigham Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Ludham - Potter Heigham Marshes citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Ludham and Potter Heigham Marshes". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Ramsar Sites. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Designated Sites View: The Broads". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

Coordinates: 52°42′18″N 1°33′40″E / 52.705°N 1.561°E / 52.705; 1.561