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Corfe Mullen Pastures

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

SSSI Name Corfe Mullen Pastures
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Description

Corfe Mullen Pastures lie in a shallow valley between 40 and 65 metres above sea level to the west of Corfe Mullen village on the edge of the Poole conurbation. The valley slopes gently to the north towards the Stour Valley and straddles the boundary of the Poole Formation, consisting of sands and clays, and the underlying London Clay. The absence of drift has resulted in both geologies having a strong and contrasting influence on the overlying vegetation and the pastures consist of a range of unimproved grasslands and mires which have developed in response to the variety of soil and drainage conditions present in the valley. The special interest of the site is enhanced by the juxtaposition of the grassland and mire communities caused by local seepages and waterlogging where free draining sands overlie impermeable clay

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes The SSSI extends to four units of land but the only one with any real degree of access is the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve at Corfe Mullen Meadow.

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These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it. Alternatively, click the map logo above and see their location on a map and then view the site details from there:

Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details) Headline
Corfe Mullen Meadow Nature Reserve

A remnant of what was once a series of fields that ran along a river valley to the west of Corfe Mullen