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Warmwell Heath

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Designation Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Map Reference: 
SY755871
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The most westerly reach of the Dorset Heath near Crosswways

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This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

SSSI Name Warmwell Heath
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Description

Warmwell Heath represents one of the most westerly blocks of Dorset heathland and has a long history of isolation which is of interest for the study of habitat fragmentation and the resulting faunal and floral richness. The heathland lies over the acidic Bagshot Beds and Plateau Gravels of the Poole Basin, with alluvial deposits and peat predominant within the adjacent river valley. The area supports a range of heathland habitats from dry heath to bog. Associated with the heathland are peripheral areas of woodland, carr and swamp vegetation.

Interest Biological
Status To be Featured on Nod
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