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Moors River System

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

SSSI Name Moors River System
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The Moors River is part of a national series of river SSSI’s and is a Nature Conservation Review site. This notification includes boundary extensions covering the River Crane and Leaden Stour, incorporates parts of Hurn Common SSSI and amends the list of operations likely to damage the features of special interest. The site is adjacent to several areas of heathland SSSI. Some areas are managed as nature reserves by the Dorset Wildlife Trust and part lies in the Moors Valley Country Park.

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes This SSSI runs among most of the course of the Moors River. It is most accessible at Moors Valley Country Park and the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve at Troublefield.

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
Troublefield Nature Reserve

A Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve tucked away by Bournemouth International airport. Wet, rough pasture with masses of flowers and lots of damselflies and butterflies.


Moors Valley Country Park

A large children's play ground but also an excellent nature trail through damp meadows and by streams.