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River Till SSSI, Wiltshire

The River Till SSSI is a 32.07 hectares biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, England, notified in 2000. The notification applies to the whole length of the River Till, from its source near Orcheston on Salisbury Plain betw ...

                                               

Robins Wood Hill Quarry

Robins Wood Hill Quarry is a 1.67-hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, on Robinswood Hill, notified in 1966.

                                               

Rogerley Quarry

Rogerley Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Wear Valley district of west County Durham, England. It lies on the edge of the valley of the River Wear, alongside the A689 road, about 1 km upriver from the village of Frosterley. ...

                                               

Rotherley Downs

Rotherley Downs is a 120.05 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, England, notified in 1989. The site consists of two north-south aligned combes – Rotherley Bottom and Malacombe Bottom. Most of the site is in Berwic ...

                                               

Rough Bank, Miserden

Rough Bank, Miserden is a 9.2-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1986. It was purchased by the wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation in 2012.

                                               

Roundway Down and Covert

Roundway Down and Covert is an 86 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Devizes in Wiltshire, England. It was notified in 1971. Roundway Down was the site of a battle in 1643 during the Civil War, hence the Iron Age hillfort ...

                                               

Rowridge Valley

Rowridge Valley is a 39.8 hectares Site of Special Scientific Interest which is 2 km east of the village of Calbourne and just east of the Rowridge Transmitter mast in the Isle of Wight. The site was notified in 1987 under the Wildlife and Countr ...

                                               

Ryde Sands and Wootton Creek SSSI

Ryde Sands and Wootton Creek is a 424.2 hectare Site of special scientific interest which stretches along the north-east coast of the Isle of Wight, from Wootton Bridge past Ryde and Seaview to Seagrove Bay. The majority of the area consists of i ...

                                               

Saltburn Gill

Saltburn Gill is an 19.11 hectares biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Redcar and Cleveland district, in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. The site was notified in 1986. In May 1999, the colour of the water in Saltb ...

                                               

Sandpit Hole and Bishops Lot

Sandpit Hole and Bishops Lot is a 1.8 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Ebbor Gorge in Somerset, notified in 1987. This site consists of two of the largest isolated depressions, known as dolines, occurring in the Mendip ...

                                               

Seal Sands

Seal Sands is a 294.37 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in County Durham, England, notified in 1966. Situated in the mouth of the River Tees next to Greatham Creek and Seaton-on-Tees Channel, and accessible from the A178 roa ...

                                               

Seaton Dunes and Common

Seaton Dunes and Common is a 312.1 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Hartlepool, County Durham, England notified in 1966. Part of it is a Local Nature Reserve. SSSIs are designated by Natural England, formally English Natu ...

                                               

Seend Cleeve Quarry

Seend Cleeve Quarry is a 7.5 acres Geological Site of Special Scientific Interest at Seend Cleeve, Wiltshire, England, notified in 1987. The site was an iron ore quarry and a steel mill, with the coal being delivered via the Kennet and Avon Canal ...

                                               

Sellers Wood

Sellers Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest on the northern outskirts of Nottingham, England. There are several wildlife ponds within the site - formed out of old clay workings excavated by for use by local brickworks, long since closed ...

                                               

Sherburn Hill (SSSI)

Sherburn Hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in County Durham, England. It lies just south of the road between the villages of Sherburn and Sherburn Hill, some 5.5 km east of Durham city. A disused quarry occupies part of the site. The ...

                                               

Shillingstone Quarry

Shillingstone Quarry SSSI, Dorset is an 8.13 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Dorset, England, notified in 1995.

                                               

Slickstones Quarry, Cromhall

Slickstones Quarry, Cromhall is a 2.7 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near the village of Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, England notified in 1966. The site shows red Triassic rocks in fissures of older carboniferous limes ...

                                               

Slinfold Stream and Quarry

Slinfold Stream and Quarry is a 2.3-hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Horsham in West Sussex. It is a Geological Conservation Review site. This site exposes the Horsham Stone member of the Lower Weald Clay, dating to ...

                                               

Slit Woods

Slit Woods is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Wear Valley district of County Durham, England. It occupies the valley of Middlehope Burn, a tributary of the River Wear, which it joins at Westgate, just south of the site. The site has ...

                                               

South Gare & Coatham Sands SSSI

South Gare & Coatham Sands SSSI is a 381.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in North Yorkshire, England notified in 1971. SSSIs are designated by Natural England, formally English Nature, which uses the 1974–1996 county syst ...

                                               

South Milton Ley

South Milton Ley is a 162.000 square metres wetland in the South Hams, Devon, England. It was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1976. Part of the site is managed as a nature reserve by the Devon Birdwatching and Preservation So ...

                                               

Southey and Gotleigh Moors

Southey and Gotleigh Moors is an 81.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the Blackdown Hills in Somerset, notified in 1988. Southey and Gotleigh Moors is a mosaic of valley mire, acid-marsh grassland and alder-birch carr. T ...

                                               

St. Catherines Valley

St. Catherines Valley is a 156.1 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest southwest of the village of Marshfield, South Gloucestershire, notified in 1997. At the Marshfield end of the valley, a large naturalised population of Dragon ...

                                               

Stanley Bank Meadow

Stanley Bank Meadow is a 14.9 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest situated 2.8km north-east of St Helens. The site was notified in 1988 due to its biological features which is predominantly damp unimproved neutral grassland, which is a ra ...

                                               

Stanton St. Quintin Quarry and Motorway Cutting

Stanton St. Quintin Quarry & Motorway Cutting is a 2.2 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest southeast of Stanton St Quintin in Wiltshire, England, notified in 1971.

                                               

Starveall and Stony Down

Starveall and Stony Down is a 22.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in the parishes of Codford and Wylye, Wiltshire, notified in 1971.

                                               

Steeple Langford Down

Steeple Langford Down is a 21.75 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest at Steeple Langford in Wiltshire, notified in 1971.

                                               

Stert Brook Exposure

Stert Brook Exposure is a 4.200 square metre geological Site of Special Scientific Interest at Stert in Wiltshire, England, notified in 1989.

                                               

Stoke Common Meadows

Stoke Common Meadows is a 10.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, notified in 1994. The site is managed as a nature reserve by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

                                               

Stony Cut, Cold Hesledon

Stony Cut, Cold Hesledon is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Easington district of north-east County Durham, England. It consists of a shallow cutting alongside Seaham Golf Course close to the village of Cold Hesledon. The cutting exp ...

                                               

Swanpool, Devon

Swanpool, near Braunton, Devon, England, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve. It is a small area of coastal grassland and marsh. Swanpool Marsh nature reserve forms part of the Braunton ...

                                               

Tees and Hartlepool Foreshore and Wetlands SSSI

Tees and Hartlepool Foreshore and Wetlands SSSI is a 255.62-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in County Durham, England notified in 1997. SSSIs are designated by Natural England, formally English Nature, which uses the 1974–1 ...

                                               

Thorness Bay

Thorness Bay is an 86.2 hectare Site of special scientific interest which is located on the north-west coast of the Isle of Wight, England, in the western arm of the Solent. The site was notified in 1966 for both its biological and geological fea ...

                                               

Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn Moors SSSI

Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn Moors SSSI is a 129.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn on the North Somerset Levels, notified in 1995. The soils in the area include both clays of the Allerton ...

                                               

Town Kelloe Bank

Town Kelloe Bank is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in County Durham, England. It is situated to the south of The Bottoms SSSI and just north of the village of Town Kelloe. The site has an important expanse of primary magnesian limestone gr ...

                                               

Tuthill Quarry

Tuthill Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Easington district of north-east County Durham, England. It lies just over 1 km east of the village of Haswell. The site occupies part of a disused quarry, in which have developed are ...

                                               

Tytherington Down

Tytherington Down is a 5.9 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, England, notified in 1975. The site spans a dry valley some 1 ⁄ 2 miles south of the village of Tytherington and 5 miles southeast of Warminster.

                                               

Tytherington Quarry

Tytherington Quarry is a 0.9 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near the village of Tytherington, South Gloucestershire, notified in 1989. The quarry is still working, operated by Hanson, and is connected by rail and the Thorn ...

                                               

Upper Waterhay Meadow

Upper Waterhay Meadow is a 2.8 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, notified in 1971. The reserve is managed by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

                                               

Upton Coombe

Upton Coombe is a 7.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest near the village of Hawkesbury Upton, South Gloucestershire, notified in 1989.

                                               

Upton Cow Down

Upton Cow Down is a 16.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire. The down is an area of chalk grassland on the western edge of Salisbury Plain. It lies one mile south of the town of Westbury, above the village of Upto ...

                                               

Veizeys Quarry

Veizeys Quarry is a 1.4 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, notified in 1974. It is in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The site is listed in the Cotswold District Local Plan 200 ...

                                               

Viaduct Quarry

Viaduct Quarry is a 0.3 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Shepton Mallet on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, notified in 1984. This disused quarry is a Geological Conservation Review site identified as the best exposed and ...

                                               

Wainlode Cliff

Wainlode Cliff is a 1.3 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1954. It overlooks Hasfield Ham. At the top of the hill, there is a commemoration stone in the middle of a small group of trees with th ...

                                               

Watermill Cove

Watermill Cove is on the north–west coast of St Marys, Isles of Scilly. It is a historic anchorage, still used today by passing yachts and other small vessels. At Tregears Porth, there are the remains of an old quay, with the slipway still in use ...

                                               

Wellacre Quarry

Wellacre Quarry is a 12.3 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1974. It is within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the site was formerly known as Blockley Station Brickworks. Th ...

                                               

West Newlandside Meadows

West Newlandside Meadows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Wear Valley district of County Durham, England. It lies 3 km south-west of the village of Stanhope. The area is drained by two small burns, tributaries of the River Wear and ...

                                               

West Park Meadows

West Park Meadows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district of County Durham, England. It is situated in Lunedale, just north of Grassholme Reservoir, about 2.5 km upstream from the village of Mickleton. The site consists ...

                                               

West Yatton Down

West Yatton Down is a 14.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, notified in 1971. The site is an example of unimproved limestone grassland. Among the more notable plants species are bastard-toadflax Thesium humifus ...

                                               

Westbury Ironstone Quarry

Westbury Ironstone Quarry is a 5.600 square metre geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, England, notified in 1965. It was once an important source of Upper Oxfordian Westbury Iron Ore.