Vallis Vale

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Vallis Vale
Site of Special Scientific Interest
angular unconformity at Vallis Vale
Vallis Vale is located in Somerset
Vallis Vale
Location within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST755490
Coordinates 51°14′23″N 2°21′08″W / 51.23965°N 2.35234°W / 51.23965; -2.35234Coordinates: 51°14′23″N 2°21′08″W / 51.23965°N 2.35234°W / 51.23965; -2.35234
Interest Biological and Geological
Area 23.9 hectares (0.239 km2; 0.092 sq mi)
Notification 1952 (1952)
Natural England website

Vallis Vale (grid reference ST755490) is a 23.9 hectare biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Great Elm in Somerset, notified in 1952.

Vallis Vale is an ancient woodland site and supports an Ash-Wych Elm stand type with a restricted distribution in Britain.

Vallis Vale exposes some of Britain’s most classic rock outcrops, exhibiting several of the most easily demonstrated examples of angular unconformity available. A nationally important research and educational locality, of great renown for the part it has played in the historical development of geological science.

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