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Snelsmore Common, SU460707

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Status: SSSI
Country Park
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Summary: Snelsmore Common consists of a gravel plateau managed for Calluna heath. There are three valley mires (SSI) with steep wet hillsides. The heath has invasive birch, but on the north there is established oak woodland. On the west there below the spring line there is mature oak/ash woodland.

Description: Dry heather Wet heather (winter flooding) Bracken Young birch Wet hillsides Sphagnum mire with pools. Deciduous woodland

Reason for interest: Great diversity of habitats. The SSI designation is for the mires. Nightjar nesting. Reptiles

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page last edited on Wed Jan 22nd 2020 by site user 2901

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