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Avon Valley: Bicton to Christchurch

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

SSSI Name Avon Valley: Bicton to Christchurch
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The Avon Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest encompasses the lower River Avon valley between Bickton in the north and the estuary of Christchurch Harbour in the south. In this, its lowest reach, the River meanders across a broad flood plain dissected by numerous dykes and rivulets. To either side of the flood plain the land rises in a series of river terraces to the extensive heathlands of southeast Dorset and the New Forest. To the north of the town of Ringwood a series of lakes, known collectively as the Blashford Lakes, have been created by the excavation of aggregate from the river terraces.

Interest Biological
Status Not Featured on NoD
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Natural England Sites Map Species List Some Photographs Guidance Notes