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  • Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve

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    Name of Location Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve
    Highlights Dragonflies and damselflies, Reptiles and amphibians, Migrating Birds
    • Some parking nearby
    • No visitor facilities
    • Defined paths
    OS Map Reference SY963856
    Top Species
    Aspect Detail
    Manager Natural England
    Habitat(s) Extent Comment
    H1: Dry Heath Partial On the higher ground
    H3: Wet Heath Partial The transition areas between dry heath and bog
    H2: Dry Heath/Acid Grassland Mosaic Partial Some remain from previous farming activity
    FP: Ponds Minority Occasional ponds, especially in the boggy wet heath
    SH: Hedgerow Scrub Minority Hedgerows line much of the tramway
    BR: Redundant Railway Partial Runs across the reserve
    H4: Valley Mire and Bog Significant The central feature of the site

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

    SSSI Name Hartland Moor
    Primary Photo

    Hartland Moor is an extensive area of lowland heathland in Purbeck. It lies on extremely infertile soils derived from the sands and clays of the Bagshot Beds. A full range of heathland communities are present from dry heath to valley mire. Together, these constitute an exceptionally rich heathland flora and consequently, provide valuable habitat for a variety of animals, many of which are local or rare.

    Interest Biological
    Status Now Featured on NoD
    My Notes This SSSI covers not only Hartland Moor itself but some of the near by areas on Slepe Heath, Middlebere Heath and into some parts of the Arne reserve.

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