Simpson's Saltings

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Simpson's Saltings
Boyton Marshes - geograph.org.uk - 1298304.jpg
Type Nature reserve
Location Hollesley, Suffolk
OS grid TM383453
Area 25 hectares
Managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Simpson's Saltings is a 25 hectare nature reserve on the Suffolk coast east of Hollesley. It is managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.[1] It is in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,[2] and part of the Alde-Ore Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest,[3] Ramsar internationally important wetland site,[4][5] Special Area of Conservation,[6][7] Special Protection Area under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds,[8][9] and Grade I Nature Conservation Review site,[10]

The Saltings are described by the Trust as "one of the county’s most important coastal sites for its wealth of uncommon coastal and saltmarsh plants." There are also rare lichens. Habitats include intertidal mud, estuary creeks, saltmarsh, compacted sand and shingle.[1]

There is no public access but the site can be viewed from the sea wall.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Simpson's Saltings". Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2013–2018" (PDF). Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. p. 76. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Alde-Ore Estuary". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands: Alde-Ore Estuary" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: Alde-Ore Estuary". Ramsar Site. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries". Special Areas of Conservation. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Designated Sites View: Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Alde–Ore Estuary". Special Protection Areas. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Designated Sites View: Alde-Ore Estuary". Special Protection Area. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  10. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 9. ISBN 0-521-21403-3. 

Coordinates: 52°03′18″N 1°28′26″E / 52.055°N 1.474°E / 52.055; 1.474