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Sound of Arisaig

The Sound of Arisaig Lochaber, Scotland, separates the Arisaig peninsula to the north from the Moidart peninsula to the south. At the eastern, landward end, the sound is divided by Ardnish into two sea lochs. Loch nan Uamh lies to the north of Ar ...

                                               

St. Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve

St. Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve is a Voluntary Marine Reserve - the first established in the United Kingdom. Located in the Scottish Borders, it covers 8 km of the Berwickshire coast, from Eyemouth in the south to St. Abbs Head in ...

                                               

Stocaigh

Stocaigh is one of the Monach Islands. It is a kilometre east of Coilleag Mhor nan Dàmh in the far north east of Ceann Ear. On its east shore is the Camas Bàn, which is named for its white sand, which consists of finely ground sea shells.

                                               

Tay Forest Park

Tay Forest Park is forest park in the council area of Perth and Kinross in Scotland. It consists of a network of forests managed by Forestry Land Scotland that are spread across the Highland parts of Perthshire, and covers 194 km² in total. The p ...

                                               

Threave Gardens

Threave Garden and Estate is a series of gardens owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland, located near Castle Douglas in the historical county of Kirkcudbrightshire in Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland. Covering 64 acres 26 ha ...

                                               

Vogrie Country Park

Vogrie Country Park in Scotland is managed by Midlothian Council. It consists of a woodland estate surrounding the Victorian Vogrie House. It is located around 12 miles 19 km from Edinburgh between Pathhead and Gorebridge. Facilities in the parkl ...

                                               

WWT Caerlaverock

WWT Caerlaverock is wetland nature reserve in southwest Scotland, one of nine reserves in Britain operated by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust founded by Sir Peter Scott. It covers a 587 hectares 1.450 acres site at Eastpark Farm, on the north sho ...

                                               

Abercriban Quarries

Abercriban Quarries is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. The quarries are located near the village of Pontsticill, overlooking Pontsticill Reservoir. Abercriban Quarries comprise two small disused quarries. The sit ...

                                               

Afon Dyfrdwy (River Dee)

Afon Dyfrdwy is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. The river begins in Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri, in Snowdonia, Wales. From there, it flows northeast to Corwen, goes eastward past Llangollen, and co ...

                                               

Allt Cynhelyg

Allt Cynhelyg is a semi-natural oak-hazel woodland forming a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. It has a notable natural population of Meconopsis cambrica.

                                               

Alyn Valley Woods and Alyn Gorge Caves

Alyn Valley Woods and Alyn Gorge Caves is a Site of Special Scientific Interest on the border of Flintshire and Denbighshire in north Wales. Most of the site is also designated as the Alyn Valley Woods Special Area of Conservation and the souther ...

                                               

Bache Hill

Bache Hill is a subsidiary summit of Rhos Fawr or Great Rhos, in the Radnor Forest in Wales. It is located to the east of Black Mixen. The summit is marked by a trig point built on an ancient burial mound, probably of Bronze Age date, like most o ...

                                               

Baltic and Tyler-bont Quarries

Baltic and Tyler-bont Quarries is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. The site has important sections of Carboniferous Limestone.

                                               

Black Mixen

Black Mixen is a subsidiary summit of Rhos Fawr or Great Rhos in the Radnor Forest. The summit is large peat bog plateau. The summit is marked with a cairn, and is next to a radio transmitter and its building. Black Mixen is the only Nuttall to h ...

                                               

Blackmill Woodlands

Blackmill Woodlands is woodland which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation near Blackmill in Bridgend County Borough, south Wales, formerly it was in Glamorgan.

                                               

Blaenrhondda Road Cutting

Blaenrhondda Road Cutting is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Glamorgan, south Wales. Located along the A4061 road above the village of Blaenrhondda, Rhondda, the Blaenrhondda Road Cutting is of special interest for its rock exposures sho ...

                                               

Broad Water

Broad Water, or Broadwater is a salt water lagoon near Tywyn, Wales formed from the silted up estuary of the River Dysynni. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the estuary was used by the shipbuilding industry, as small sailing ships were ...

                                               

Brynna a Wern Tarw

Brynna a Wern Tarw is a Site of Special Scientific Interest located around Brynna in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Pencoed in Bridgend, south Wales. The Countryside Council for Wales describe the area as: "Brynna a Wern Tarw is of special interest for it ...

                                               

Buckley Claypits and Commons

Buckley Claypits and Commons is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. It is an important reserve for the great crested newt.

                                               

Cae Blaen-dyffryn

Cae Blaen-dyffryn is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthen & Dinefwr, Wales. The SSSI is rectangular in shape, approximately 0.15 miles 0.24 km by 0.09 miles 0.14 km in size, and located some 2 miles 3.2 km south-south-east of Cwman ...

                                               

Cae Gwernllertai

Cae Gwernllertai is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. It is designated for acid grassland, marshy grassland, semi-natural woodland and wet heath.

                                               

Cae Pwll-y-bo

Cae Pwll-y-bo is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. It is managed by the Brecknock Wildlife Trust and is noted for the globeflower.

                                               

Caeau Bronydd-mawr

Caeau Bronydd-mawr is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. It is a fen meadow, notable for its contrasting neutral and acid grassland areas. The site is under private ownership.

                                               

Caeau Cefn Cribwr

Caeau Cefn Cribwr is a Site of Special Scientific Interest near Cefn Cribwr in Bridgend, south Wales. The Countryside Council for Wales states that the site has been categorised as a Site of Special Interest for ".its marshy grassland and species ...

                                               

Caeau Cnwch a Tyn-y-graig

Caeau Cnwch a Tyn-y-graig is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. It occupies sloping ground on the south west side of Pen-y-garreg Reservoir in the Elan Valley. Caeau Cnwch a Ty’n-y-graig comprises four traditionally ...

                                               

Caeau Ffos Fach

Caeau Ffos Fach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthen & Dinefwr, Wales. Part of this SSSI is a nature reserve owned by the charity Butterfly Conservation primarily because of the population of the rare and legally protected butte ...

                                               

Caeau Heol y Llidiart-coch

Caeau Heol y Llidiart-coch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The site is of special interest for its marshy grassland, fen meadow, and areas of species-rich grasslands. The site lies within Brecon Beacons Nationa ...

                                               

Caeau Llety-cybi

Caeau Llety-cybi is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ceredigion, west Wales. The lowland meadow site is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales. The reserve consists of four small herb-rich fields of neutral grassland showing ...

                                               

Caeau Nant y Llechau

Caeau Nant y Llechau is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. It is the largest area of traditional unimproved hay meadow known in Brecknock. Over 110 species have been recorded in the grassland areas.

                                               

Caerwys Tufa

Caerwys Tufa is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. Tufa, a very soft limestone that was once used to make cement, and later, widely used in alpine gardens, was extracted at Caerwys Tufa Quarry.

                                               

Carreg Cennan

Carreg Cennan is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The site consists of a 19.5-hectare strip of land surrounding a line of carboniferous limestone cliffs. The site includes the spectacular limestone cliffs topped by ...

                                               

Cernydd Carmel

Cernydd Carmel is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Carmel Woods National Nature Reserve is located on part of the SSSI, and is open to the public. Pant-y-Llyn at Cernydd Carmel is the only turlough in Britain, a ty ...

                                               

Cleddon Bog

Cleddon Bog is a bog in the vice-county of Monmouthshire which has been notified as a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. It lies within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was declared a Local Nature Reserve in May ...

                                               

Cliff Wood – Golden Stairs

Cliff Wood – Golden Stairs is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales. The Countryside Council for Wales states that the site has been categorisied as a Site of Special Interest because it is ".an example of mi ...

                                               

Cloy Brook Pastures

Cloy Brook Pastures is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. It is an area of wet pasture managed by grazing, with a variety of plants such as dyer’s greenweed, pepper saxifrage and spiny restharrow.

                                               

Cnap Twt

Cnap Twt is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales. Located roughly three miles south of Bridgend near St Brides Major. This former disused quarry is of national importance as a site of fossil plant remains.

                                               

Coed Cwm Clettwr

Coed Cwm Clettwr is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ceredigion, west Wales. It is designated for mature broadleaf woodland. The alternative spelling Coed Cwm Cletwr appears on a variety of maps over many years, but local usage has Clettwr

                                               

Coed Gwempa

Coed Gwempa is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthen & Dinefwr, Wales. It is managed by the Woodland Trust, who describe it as mixed native woodland and ancient trees with abundant floral species like bluebell, meadowsweet and dog v ...

                                               

Coed Llandyfan

Coed Llandyfan is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthen & Dinefwr, Wales. It is an ancient semi-natural broadleaved wood near the small village of Llandyfan, and is 6.7 hectares in extent.

                                               

Coed Nant Mawr

Coed Nant Mawr is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. It is near to the town of Denbigh. The site is protected under statute by Natural Resources Wales under its ID 966 and code 31WDG and is one of ...

                                               

Coed Nant Menascin

Coed Nant Menascin is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, around the Nant Menasgin, near Llanfrynach in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys, Wales. The Cwm Oergwm Nature Reserve of the Brecknock Wildlife Trust forms a large part of the sit ...

                                               

Coed y Bedw

Coed y Bedw is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in near Gwaelod-y-Garth, within the boundaries of Cardiff in south Wales, it is 4.8 kilometres to the northwest of the city. It comprises 16.6 hectares of deciduous woodland and contains many r ...

                                               

Coed y Bwl

Coed y Bwl is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Glamorgan, south Wales. The site is managed by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. It is an ancient ash woodland on the northwest side of the Alun Valley and overlies Carboniferous li ...

                                               

Coed y Crychydd

Coed y Crychydd is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ceredigion, west Wales. It is a moderately steep, north facing wood, featuring mainly ancient semi-natural woodland overlooking the Ystwyth Valley, managed by the Woodland Trust since 19 ...

                                               

Coed y Gopa

Coed y Gopa is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. Located on a prominent limestone hillside in the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales, Coed y Gopa is a popular wood managed by the Woodland Trust, with a ...

                                               

Coedydd Capel Dyddgen

Coedydd Capel Dyddgen is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthen & Dinefwr, Wales. Coedydd Capel Dyddgen is a mosaic of Ash-Hazel woodland, scrub and grassland. The site is important for bats, particularly Rhinolophus ferrumequinum Gr ...

                                               

Coedydd Dyffryn Alwen

Coedydd Dyffryn Alwen is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. It contains a mix of different woodland types, reflecting the underlying geology and soil type, including ash, oak and rowan, with a haz ...

                                               

Craig Pont Rhondda

Craig Pont Rhondda is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Llwynypia, Rhondda, south Wales. The Countryside Council for Wales states that the site has been categorisied as a Site of Special Interest because it ".is the largest remaining broad ...

                                               

Craig-y-pistyll

Craig-y-pistyll is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ceredigion, west Wales. It is a reservoir with a dam at one end which supplies water to the Aberystwyth area.

                                               

Crychan Forest Tracks

Crychan Forest Tracks is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthen & Dinefwr, Wales. It was chosen as a special stage in the British Rally from 2006 to 2008.