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West Milton Nature Reserve

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Aspect Detail
Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
Designation Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Map Reference: 
SY502967
Notes: 

A new Dorset Wildlife Trust Reserve near Bridport

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

SSSI Name Mapperton and Poorton Vales
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Description

Comprising a series of remote West Dorset valleys of striking landscape, Mapperton and Poorton Vales has diverse nature conservation interest. Streams have cut steepsided valleys, the floors of which are occupied by wet woodland, fen or marshy grassland. These wet valley bottoms provide outstanding habitat for invertebrates and support a rich fauna including many rare and nationally scarce species. Some of the valley slopes have been relatively little modified by agricultural improvement and retain floristically interesting grassland of several types which are now of restricted distribution both nationally and in Dorset.

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes This SSSI is made up of several separate units of land all of which can be accessed to a degree using local footpaths. Three of the units are now Dorset Wildlife Trust reserves.