Irthinghead Mires

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Irthinghead Mires

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
    303
  • Area: 
    792 ha
  • Designation date: 
    17-07-1985
  • Coordinates: 
    55°03'N 02°29'W
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Overview

Irthinghead Mires. 17/07/85; England; 792 ha; 55°05'N 002°31'W. Nature Reserve, SSSI, Forest Park. A composite site embracing seven separate areas of mire near the Irthing River's source. The site displays internationally important examples of blanket mire, a notable variety of mosses, and typical mire vegetation. It supports breeding waders, several rare plants, and a rare spider. The mires appear to be gradually drying-out as a result of nearby afforestation. Ramsar site no. 303. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
England

  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
    • forest park
    • national park
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1999

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