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Bracketts Coppice and Ryewater Farm

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

SSSI Name Bracketts Coppice and Ryewater Farm
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Bracket’s Coppice and Ryewater Farm lie 2 km north of Corscombe in the vales of West Dorset and comprise oak and ash woodland, wooded stream valleys, herb rich grassland and fen-meadow with a diverse fauna. Jurassic clays and limestones underlie the site and nodular limestone is exposed where fast flowing streams have cut deep gulleys through the drift and clay. A Geological Conservation Review Site is present where fossil rich exposures of Jurassic clays and sandy limestones are present in the stream banks. In addition a tufa deposit is present in Redland Coppice and Bracket’s Coppice contains traces of Tertiary silcrete deposits as Sarsen Stones. The soils range from seasonally waterlogged clay loams to well drained brashy calcareous soils over limestone and the site covers an altitudinal range of 75–115 m.

Interest Biological, Geological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes

The information about this Site of Special Scientific Interest has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Natural England Distribution Map Species List Some Photographs Guidance Notes

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
Bracketts Coppice Nature Reserve

An excellent Dorset Wildlife Trust Reserve with a diverse array of habitat and wide range of floral species.


Ryewater Farm Nature reserve

Ryewater Farm is a 38-acre nature reserve, which has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a candidate Special Area of Conservation in recognition of its importance for wildlife. The reserve was acquired by Plantlife in 1997 and is well overdue a visit from me!