Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment

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Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Headley Heath - geograph.org.uk - 1396316.jpg
Headley Heath
Area of SearchSurrey
Grid referenceTQ 194 526[1]
InterestBiological
Geological
Area1,016.4 hectares (2,512 acres)[1]
Notification1986[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment is a 1,016.4-hectare (2,512-acre) biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Reigate in Surrey.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site[3] and a Special Area of Conservation.[4] Part of it is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I.[5] Two small private nature reserves in the site are managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust, Dawcombe[6] and Fraser Down.[7]

This eight mile long site on the North Downs contains an outstanding range of wildlife habitats, including large areas of woodland and chalk grassland. Mole Gap has a variety of Quaternary landforms and there are well developed river cliffs where alluvial fans have diverted the River Mole against the valley sides.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  3. ^ "The Mole Gap (Quaternary of South-East England)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  5. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 117–18. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  6. ^ "Dawcombe". Surrey Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Fraser Down". Surrey Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 9 November 2018.

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Coordinates: 51°15′36″N 0°17′24″W / 51.260°N 0.290°W / 51.260; -0.290