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Povington and Grange Heaths

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

SSSI Name Povington and Grange Heaths
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A substantial tract of heathland with bordering grasslands and woodland. Most of the heathland is damp or wet including some well developed bog systems, but there are also areas of dry heath. The heathland has a rich associated fauna. The peripheral grasslands which vary in wetness are acidic or neutral in character and several fields possess uncommon and very diverse plant communities.

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes Sadly, much of this SSSI lies within the boundaries of the tank training area linked to Bovington Camp and so cannot be accessed by the general public. The western end known as Coombe Heath is, however, outside the restricted area.

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
Coombe Heath Nature Reserve

An excellent example of acidic soil habitat with both dry and wet heath including an extensive areas of bog containing many interesting plants and insects. 


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