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Frome St Quintin

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

SSSI Name Frome St Quintin
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Frome St Quintin SSSI is the most extensive known intact valley mire on Upper Greensand in Dorset. The site occupies two gently sloping valleys in the headwaters of the River Frome which run southwards from Evershot and Holywell over an altitudinal range of 170 - 135 m before converging 1.5 km downstream to the north west of Frome St Quintin. The streams arise in Evershot and Holywell at springs issuing from the junction of the Upper Greensand and Gault Clay and flow through the greensand on shallow gravels before cutting through the underlying clay which is exposed in the stream banks through Burl Moor

Interest Biological
Status No Public Access
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The information about this Site of Special Scientific Interest has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Natural England Sites Map Species List Some Photographs Guidance Notes