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Crookhill Brickpits Local Nature Reserve

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Unfortunately restricted access via the local council for safety reasons but a super little site, especially for newts.

Map Reference: 
SY644798

The information about this site I have yet to visit has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Location Map Some Charts Species List Species Gallery Some Photographs Original Tweets Websites Guidance Notes

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

SSSI Name Crookhill Brick Pits
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Description

The site is a disused brickpit, which provides the best exposure of Lower and Middle Oxford Clay in southern England, showing a sequence through the jason, coronatum and athleta zones, of Middle Jurassic age. It is also a nationally important site because it supports an exceptional population of great crested newts Triturus cristatus. The SSSI includes the breeding ponds and the terrestrial habitat that is used by the newts for resting, foraging and hibernation. 

Interest Biological, Geological
Status To be Featured on Nod
My Notes