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Rosie Curstons Meadow, Mattishall

Rosie Curstons Meadow is a 2.3-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Mattishall in Norfolk. This unimproved calcareous clay meadow is managed by cattle grazing. It has over sixty grass species and a rich variety of herbs, incl ...

                                               

Scoulton Mere

Scoulton Mere is a 34.2-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Wymondham in Norfolk. The principal ecological interest of this site lies in the swamp, fen and bog flora on islands in the mere and along the shore. The large ...

                                               

Sea Mere, Hingham

Sea Mere, Hingham is a 36.3-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest close to the town of Hingham in Norfolk. The site has a natural circular kettle hole mere which was formed during the Holocene period approximately 10.000 years ag ...

                                               

Shallam Dyke Marshes, Thurne

Shallam Dyke Marshes, Thurne is a 69.8-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-east of Norwich in Norfolk. It is part of the Broadland Ramsar site and Special Protection Area, and The Broads Special Area of Conservation. This ...

                                               

Shelfanger Meadows

Shelfanger Meadows is a 10.3-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Diss in Norfolk. This site in the valley of a tributary of the River Waveney is described by Natural England as "one of the most important areas of unimp ...

                                               

Shotesham Common

Shotesham Common is a 21.6-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Norwich in Norfolk. This site consists of traditionally managed meadows with a variety of grassland types, ranging from permanently wet marshes on the vall ...

                                               

Shotesham-Woodton Hornbeam Woods

Shotesham-Woodton Hornbeam Woods is a 40.4-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Newton Flotman in Norfolk. This site is composed of four ancient coppice with standards hornbeam woods on boulder clay, Shotesham Little Woo ...

                                               

Snettisham Carstone Quarry

Snettisham Carstone Quarry is an 11-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Kings Lynn in Norfolk. It is in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is the only known location in Britain for the micro-mot ...

                                               

Southrepps

Southrepps is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 5.2 miles southeast of Cromer, 21.9 miles north of Norwich and 136.0 miles north of London. The village lies northeast of the A149 between Kings Lynn and ...

                                               

Stanley and Alder Carrs, Aldeby

Stanley and Alder Carrs, Aldeby is a 42.7-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Gillingham in Norfolk. It is part of the Broadland Ramsar site and Special Protection Area, and The Broads Special Area of Conservation. Most ...

                                               

Stiffkey Valley

Stiffkey Valley is a 44.4-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. It is in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This valley has a range of wetland habitats in the floodplain o ...

                                               

Swangey Fen, Attleborough

Swangey Fen, Attleborough is a 48.4-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-west of Attleborough in Norfolk. It is part of the Norfolk Valley Fens Special Area of Conservation. Part of this site is spring fed fen with diverse ...

                                               

Swannington Upgate Common

Swannington Upgate Common is a 20.5-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-west of Norwich in Norfolk. This site has varied habitats including glacial sands and gravels, peat, dry and wet heath, woodland, grassland, ponds an ...

                                               

The Brinks, Northwold

The Brinks, Northwold or Northwold Meadows is a 16.4-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Northwold in Norfolk. These unimproved meadows have areas of tall herbs and grassland grazed by cattle and sheep. There are also ...

                                               

Tindall Wood, Ditchingham

Tindall Wood, Ditchingham is a 42.2-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Ditchingham in Norfolk. This is one of the largest hornbeam woods in Norfolk. It is ancient coppice with standards, and the standards are oak, ash ...

                                               

Warham Camp

Warham Camp is an Iron Age circular hill fort with a diameter of 212 metres near Warham, south of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. It is a Scheduled Monument and a 5.1-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is in the Norfolk Coa ...

                                               

Westwick Lakes

Westwick Lakes is a 9.8-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of North Walsham in Norfolk. Many wildfowl over-winter on these five man-made lakes, which have unusual aquatic flora. Plants on the lake margins include lesser ...

                                               

Whitwell Common SSSI

Whitwell Common is a 19.4-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-east of Dereham in Norfolk. This common in the valley of a tributary of the River Wensum has diverse wetland flora on peat soils. There are also areas of wet a ...

                                               

Yare Broads and Marshes

Yare Broads and Marshes is a 744.5-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Norwich in Norfolk. Part of the site, is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I and most of it is in the Mid-Yare National Nature Reserve. It is ...

                                               

Alder Wood and Meadow

Alder Wood and Meadow is a 13.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-west of Corby in Northamptonshire. The semi-natural ancient broadleaved woodland is a surviving fragment of the Royal Forest of Rockingham. It is mainly ...

                                               

Aldwincle Marsh

Aldwincle Marsh is a 2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Thrapston in Northamptonshire. This marsh and fen on shallow peat is formed by seepage from the boundary between clay and limestone. Plants in wet areas includ ...

                                               

Ashton Wold

Ashton Wold is a 54.0 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Oundle in Northamptonshire. It is part of the Ashton Estate, which was purchased in 1860 by Lionel de Rothschild, a banker and politician. His grandson, Charles ...

                                               

Badby Wood

Badby Wood is a 47.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Badby in Northamptonshire. This is ancient semi-natural woodland on acidic soils, and it has been forested for over 700 years. It is mainly pedunculate oak, with ...

                                               

Badsaddle, Withmale Park and Bush Walk Woods

Badsaddle, Withmale Park and Bush Walk Woods is a 25.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-west of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. This is ancient coppice woodland with oak and ash on wet calcareous soils. Ground flor ...

                                               

Banhaw, Spring and Blackthorns Woods

Banhaw, Spring and Blackthorns Woods is a 123.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Corby in Northamptonshire. These woods are one of the largest remnants of the ancient Royal Forest of Rockingham. They are mainly ash a ...

                                               

Bosworth Mill Meadow

Bosworth Mill Meadow is a 5.7 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-west of Welford in Northamptonshire. This hay meadow is traditionally managed. The main flora are crested dogs-tail and common knapweed, with meadow foxtai ...

                                               

Bozeat Meadow

Bozeat Meadow is a 2.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Bozeat, east of Northampton. This is unimproved grassland on well drained clay and loam soils. It has medieval ridge and furrow and diverse flora, including crested ...

                                               

Bucknell Wood Meadows

Bucknell Wood Meadows is a 9.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-west of Silverstone in Northamptonshire. This site consists of agriculturally unimproved fields on seasonally waterlogged soils. The flora is diverse with ...

                                               

Bulwick Meadows

Bulwick Meadows is a 4.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Bulwick, north-east of Corby in Northamptonshire. These marshy meadows are in the flood plain of the Willow Brook. There are diverse wetland flora, including rare ...

                                               

Calender Meadows

Calender Meadows is a 3.1 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Guilsborough in Northamptonshire. This is described by Natural England as "a nationally important site for its lowland unimproved neutral grassland". It has ...

                                               

Collyweston

Collyweston is a village and civil parish in East Northamptonshire, about three miles southwest of Stamford, Lincolnshire, on the road to Kettering. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 514.

                                               

Collyweston Quarries

Collyweston Quarries is a 6.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Easton on the Hill in Northamptonshire, south of Stamford. It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. This for ...

                                               

Coombe Hill Hollow

Coombe Hill Hollow is a 4.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Sibbertoft in Northamptonshire. This steep narrow valley has neutral grassland which has never been subject to fertilisers or herbicides, and it has diver ...

                                               

Cowthick Quarry

Cowthick Quarry is a 1.4 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Corby in Northamptonshire. This site exposes Middle Jurassic rocks dating to 174 to 163 million years ago, and in the view of Natural England it has "the best ...

                                               

Dungee Corner Meadow

Dungee Corner Meadow is a 5.1 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Bozeat in Northamptonshire. This well drained hay meadow on boulder clay is traditionally managed, and no artificial fertilisers or herbicides have been ...

                                               

Everdon Stubbs

Everdon Stubbs is a 29.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-east of Everdon in Northamptonshire. It is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust. This woodland site has areas of acidic free-draining soil, and other damper ...

                                               

Geddington Chase SSSI

An area of 39.1 hectares in the north-west corner of Geddington Chase has been designated a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is located south-east of Corby in Northamptonshire. Geddington Chase is a surviving fragment of the med ...

                                               

Hardwick Lodge Meadow

Hardwick Lodge Meadow is a 10 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-west of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. This unimproved grassland on boulder clay has a rich variety of flora, including many rare in the county. Crest ...

                                               

Helmdon Disused Railway

Helmdon Disused Railway is a 16.6 hectare linear biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Helmdon and Brackley in Northamptonshire. This site is the former embankment and cutting of the Great Central Railway, which closed in 1966. I ...

                                               

High Wood and Meadow

High Wood and Meadow is a 16.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Farthingstone and Preston Capes in Northamptonshire. It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. The wood ...

                                               

Kings Cliffe Banks

Kings Cliffe Banks is a 7.7 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Kings Cliffe in Northamptonshire. This former quarry has undulating calcareous grassland which is grazed by rabbits and cattle. It has a rich variety of flora, ...

                                               

Mantles Heath

Mantles Heath is a 13.7 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Daventry in Northamptonshire. Most of this woodland site is on acid soil, but the western part is on calcareous and poorly drained clay, and has a diverse flo ...

                                               

Plumpton Pasture

Plumpton Pasture is a 3.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Towcester in Northamptonshire. There are medieval ridge and furrows on this unimproved meadow on clay. The drier ridge tops have many herbs, while the damp f ...

                                               

Racecourse Farm Fields

Racecourse Farm Fields is a 5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Easton on the Hill in Northamptonshire. This former quarry is grassland on Jurassic limestone. The flora is diverse, with over thirty flowering plant species ...

                                               

River Ise and Meadows

River Ise and Meadows is a 13.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest along the River Ise in Northamptonshire between Geddington and the Kettering to Corby railway line east of Rushton. The river is described by Natural England a ...

                                               

Syresham Marshy Meadows

Syresham Marshy Meadows is a 17.8 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Silverstone in Northamptonshire. This site consists of two nearby areas of wetland in valleys which drain into the River Great Ouse. The northern one ...

                                               

Titchmarsh Meadow

Titchmarsh Meadow is a 2.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-east of Titchmarsh in Northamptonshire. This poorly drained field has a rich variety of plant species, including greater bird’s-foot-trefoil, southern marsh-o ...

                                               

Twywell Gullet

Twywell Gullet is a 17.1 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Kettering in Northamptonshire. It is part of the 54.6 hectare Twywell Hills and Dales nature reserve, which is managed by a partnership of the Woodland Trust ...

                                               

Wadenhoe Marsh and Achurch Meadow

Wadenhoe Marsh and Achurch Meadow is a 47.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Wadenhoe in Northamptonshire. This complex site on both sides of the River Nene has a variety of habitats and a diverse range of fauna and ...

                                               

Wakerley Spinney

Wakerley Spinney is a 4.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Kings Cliffe in Northamptonshire. This is a remnant of the ancient Royal Forest of Rockingham, and it has broadleaved woodland and semi-natural grassland. Th ...

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