Silver Flowe

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Silver Flowe

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom
  • Site number: 
    219
  • Area: 
    620 ha
  • Designation date: 
    24-07-1981
  • Coordinates: 
    55°07'N 04°24'W
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Overview

Silver Flowe. 24/07/81; Scotland; 620 ha; 55°07'N 004°24'W. UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; Nature Reserve, SSSI. This series of patterned blanket mires constitutes the least-disturbed and most varied extent of acid peatland in southern Scotland and is one of the most important systems of blanket mire in Great Britain. These mires, which have developed on the floor of a broad glacial valley in the Galloway Hills, exhibit a complete gradation from discrete mires along the valley bottom which, in their external features, have obvious affinities with raised mire topography to others at the head of the valley which are indisputably blanket mire. Ramsar site no. 219. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Scotland

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2005

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