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Halkyn Common and Holywell Grasslands

Halkyn Common and Holywell Grasslands is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Flintshire, north Wales covering Halkyn Mountain and surrounding areas. It lies 4 km north-west of Mold on a plateau about 100-300 m above sea-level. It includes 69 ...

                                               

Harpers Grove – Lords Grove

Harpers Grove – Lords Grove is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, noted for its biological characteristics, in Monmouthshire, south east Wales.

                                               

Hen-allt Common

Hen-allt Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. Its special features include unimproved grassland, Flat-sedge Blysmus compressus and Meadow saffron Colchicum autumnale.

                                               

Llanddulas Limestone and Gwrych Castle Wood

Llanddulas Limestone and Gwrych Castle Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. The designated area lies in the communities of Betws yn Rhos, Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-foel and Llysfaen. The hills o ...

                                               

Llantrisant Common and Pastures

Llantrisant Common and Pastures is a 113-hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf, south Wales. It was established in 2000. The Countryside Council for Wales states that the site has been categorized as a Site ...

                                               

Llyn Eiddwen

Llyn Eiddwen Welsh pronunciation is a lake and site of special scientific interest near Trefenter in Ceredigion, Wales. It is the source of the River Aeron. This natural lake provides an environment to preserve rare local water-plant life and sea ...

                                               

Llyn Llech Owain

Llyn Llech Owain is a shallow lake with an area of 3.5 hectares which gives its name to the country park in which it sits, it is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest which was designated in 1993. The country park is managed by Carmarthenshi ...

                                               

Llynoedd Ieuan

Llynoedd Ieuan is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ceredigion, west Wales, Great Britain. The site is designated as a category IV by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature on the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories s ...

                                               

Maes Hiraddug

Maes Hiraddug is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. It is species-rich neutral grassland which includes notable species including spiny restharrow and the greater butterfly orchid. The reserve is ...

                                               

Maes y Grug

Maes y Grug is a Site of Special Scientific Interest at Alltami in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. The site was a former colliery and consists of a large pond surrounded by deciduous woodland along with smaller ponds, marshland and gr ...

                                               

Maes-yr-Uchaf Wood

Maes-yr-Uchaf Wood is a small woodland and Site of Special Scientific Interest, noted for its biological characteristics, in Monmouthshire, south east Wales.

                                               

Maesyprior

Maesyprior is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthen & Dinefwr, Wales. A system of glacial meltwater channels preserved at this site contains important geological evidence concerning the nature of late Pleistocene geomorphological pr ...

                                               

Marford Quarry

Marford Quarry is a quarry and a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Clwyd, north Wales. Managed by North Wales Wildlife Trust.

                                               

Marros-Pendine Coast

Marros-Pendine Coast is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Carmarthen & Dinefwr, Wales. It includes Marros Sands, Morfabychan beach and part of Pendine Sands and some of the cliffs and slopes above them. The SSSI was designated in 1988 and ...

                                               

Moelwyn Mawr

Moelwyn Mawr is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales and forms part of the Moelwynion. Its summit overlooks the Vale of Ffestiniog and has views in all directions.

                                               

Monknash Coast

Monknash Coast is a coastal Site of Special Scientific Interest between Monknash and St Donats in the Vale of Glamorgan, southern Wales. It contains Nash Point and forms part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, bordered by Southerndown Coast to the ...

                                               

Mwyngloddfa Castell

Mwyngloddfa Castell is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ceredigion, west Wales. The two special features are metal tolerant Lichens and mineral veins exposed in mines and tunnels.

                                               

Mwyngloddfa Cwmystwyth

Mwyngloddfa Cwmystwyth is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ceredigion, west Wales. It comprises old mine workings located in the upper Ystwyth valley at Cwmystwyth. It is of special interest for its minerals and for the plant communities ...

                                               

Mwyngloddfa Nantiago

Mwyngloddfa Nantiago is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. It is located on the eastern flank of the Plynlimon range of mountains. The spoil tips at the disused mine display examples of mineralisation.

                                               

Mynydd Marian

Mynydd Marian is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the preserved county of Denbighshire, Wales. It is also a hill reaching a height of 208 metres, with a trig point, and views to Snowdonia. It has high limestone cliffs which are popular wi ...

                                               

Nant Whitton Woodlands

Nant Whitton Woodlands is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales. The site is a narrow strip of woodland on a Liassic limestone slope in the Vale of Glamorgan.

                                               

Nash Lighthouse Meadow

Nash Lighthouse Meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest near St Donats in the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales. It is 1.6 hectares in area, along the coastline, and includes the Nash Point Lighthouse.

                                               

Old Castle Down

Old Castle Down is a Site of Special Scientific Interest between St Brides Major and Ewenny 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 ".for a ...

                                               

Penarth Coast

Penarth Coast is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales. The coastline nearby at Bendricks Rock contains dinosaur fossils.

                                               

Penylan Quarry

Penylan Quarry is a quarry and a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Penylan, Cardiff, south Wales. It is a notable paleontological site, containing fossil trilobites and silurian brachiopods.

                                               

Rhos Blaen Carrog

Rhos Blaen Carrog is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ceredigion, west Wales, due to its population of Wavy St. Johns Wort, an extremely rare variety of St. Johns Wort.

                                               

Rhos Bwlch-y-rhandir

Rhos Bwlch-y-rhandir is an amazing Site of Special Scientific Interest situated on Bwlch y Rhandir farm in Llangwyryfon, Ceredigion, west Wales. It is one of the most northern homes of the St Johns Wort in the UK, which makes this farm one of the ...

                                               

Rhos Gellie

Rhos Gellie is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ceredigion, west Wales. It has been designated since 1988 as an SSSI as it is a habitat for marsh fritillary butterflies and also has a unique combination of varied vegetation types.

                                               

Afon Seiont

Afon Seiont is a river in Gwynedd, Wales which runs into the Menai Strait. Its source is the outflow of Llyn Padarn near Llanberis, and it flows out in a generally northwest direction. Between the outflow and the village of Llanrug it is known as ...

                                               

Stormy Down

Stormy Down is a Site of Special Scientific Interest flanking the M4 motorway near Pyle in Bridgend County Borough, South Wales. During World War Two, an aerodrome has been there.

                                               

Tophill Low

Tophill Low is a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The site is also an active water treatment works, operated by Yorkshire Water. It lies adjacent to the River Hull approximately 6 mi ...

                                               

Vicarage Meadows

Vicarage Meadows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest near Abergwesyn, Powys, Wales. The 3.6 hectares 8.9 acres site, located close to the Nant Irfon National Nature Reserve, has unimproved acid grassland on which grow the small-white orchid, ...

                                               

Waun Cimla

Waun Cimla, also known as Bedford Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Glamorgan, south Wales. It contains the Cefn Cribwr Ironworks and some 40 acres of woodlands and meadows. The SSSI is designated for its marshy grassland habitats, ...

                                               

Waun Ton-y-spyddaden

Waun Ton-y-spyddaden is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. It is marshy grassland habitat with populations of marsh fritillary butterfly,

                                               

Wern Ddu Claypits

Wern Ddu Claypits is a Site of Special Scientific Interest near Van in Caerphilly County Borough, South Wales. The woodland is known locally as Coed y Werin, which surrounds a 19th-century clay pit, dug to supply clay to the Caerphilly Brick Comp ...

                                               

West Harnham Chalk Pit

West Harnham Chalk Pit is a 2.8 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, England, notified in 1971. Although named for the West Harnham area in the southwest of the city of Salisbury, the site lies in Netherhampton civ ...

                                               

Woodland Park and Pontpren

Woodland Park and Pontpren is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Rhondda Cynon Taf, south Wales. The site consists of three separate blocks of land, approximately 1 km south of the village of Penderyn. The Countryside Council for Wales stat ...

                                               

Akimiski Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary

The Akimiski Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a migratory bird sanctuary in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada. It is located on Akimiski Island within James Bay. The sanctuary, established by the Canadian government on 1 January 1941, has federal co ...

                                               

Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve

Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve is a wildlife reserve located on an island off the northeastern tip of Bay de Verde Peninsula of Newfoundland. Baccalieu Island is the largest seabird island in Newfoundland and supports the greatest diversity ...

                                               

Barachois Pond Provincial Park

Barachois Pond Provincial Park is a large and popular Provincial Park in the southwest of the island of Newfoundland. The park covers an area of 35 km 2. The park is off the Trans-Canada Highway, near Stephenville. There is a hiking path to the t ...

                                               

Blomidon Provincial Park

Blomidon Provincial Park is a camping and day-use park located at Cape Blomidon on the shores of the Minas Basin in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is known for its hiking, and the views over the worlds highest tides. Blomidon is located on 1.875 acres o ...

                                               

Blow Me Down Provincial Park

Blow Me Down Provincial Park is a smaller Provincial Park on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland. The park is located on Route 450, about 60 km west of Corner Brook and the Trans-Canada Highway, on a small peninsula between Lark Harbour ...

                                               

Bowman Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Bowman Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary on western Baffin Island within part of the Great Plain of the Koukdjuak in Northern Canadas territory of Nunavut. It is classified as Category IV under the International Union for Conservatio ...

                                               

Brudenell River Provincial Park

Brudenell River Provincial Park is a provincial park in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It lies on the north side of the Brudenell River, and some of its land is also used by Rodd Brudenell Resort. Brudenell River is the largest provincial park in ...

                                               

Butter Pot Provincial Park

Butter Pot Provincial Park is a Provincial Park on the Avalon Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, Canada. The park covers an area of approximately 28 km² and is located on the Trans-Canada Highway about 35 km southwest of St. Johns. The park ...

                                               

Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary

The Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a migratory bird sanctuary in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada. Located on Bylot Island, it was federally designated on 1 January 1965, and is classified as Category IV by the International Union for Conse ...

                                               

Cabot Beach Provincial Park

Cabot Beach Provincial Park is a provincial park in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is located in Malpeque Bay. Cabot Beach is the largest park in western PEI. This beautiful park has a large day-use area with playground equipment, an activity c ...

                                               

Caribou River Provincial Park

Caribou River Provincial Wilderness Park is a provincial park in extreme north-central Manitoba, Canada. It is the northern most provincial park in Manitoba, and borders the southern Nunavut border. Caribou River Provincial Park was designated a ...

                                               

Cedar Dunes Provincial Park

Cedar Dunes Provincial Park is a provincial park in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is located south of West Point, facing the Northumberland Strait.

                                               

Chance Cove Provincial Park

Chance Cove Provincial Park is a provincial park located approximately 20 km south of Renews-Cappahayden, Newfoundland and Labrador. Chance Cove was once the site of a small settlement of approximately 50 people in the mid-19th century, and is ho ...