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  • Avon Heath Country Park

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    Name of Location Avon Heath Country Park
    Highlights Family outings
    • Ample parking on site
    • Charge for parking
    • Manned visitor centre
    • Cafe on site
    • Toilets on site
    • Picnic area
    • Seats around the site
    • Information display
    • Information leaflet available
    • Signed routes and trails
    • Well made paths
    • Suitable for wheelchairs
    • Guided walks and events
    OS Map Reference SU121029
    Top Species
    Aspect Detail
    Manager Local Authorities
    Habitat(s) Extent Comment
    W5: Conifer Plantation Partial Some conifers have been planted here in the past
    H1: Dry Heath Foundation Much of the site is dry heath
    H3: Wet Heath Minority Some lower ground becomes wet heath

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

    SSSI Name St Leonards and St Ives Heaths
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    The St. Leonards and St. Ives Heaths form part of a complex of sites which together comprise the Dorset heathlands. Although these heathlands have declined in extent and now occupy only 14% of their original area they show a high degree of ecological cohesion and clear ecological trends and patterns. The Dorset heaths complex is one of the major lowland heathland areas in Britain and is of international importance for its plant and animal communities.

    Interest Biological
    Status Now Featured on NoD
    My Notes In addition to the popular Avon Heath Country Park this SSSI includes further extensive areas nearby including Barnsfield Heath. The citation list has some really interesting species!

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