Cranwich Camp

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Cranwich Camp
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Norfolk
Grid reference TL 774 941[1]
Interest Biological
Area 13.1 hectares (32 acres)[1]
Notification 1992[1]
Location map Magic Map

Cranwich Camp is a 13.1-hectare (32-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-west of Thetford in Norfolk.[1][2] It is part of the Breckland Special Area of Conservation[3] and Special Protection Area.[4]

This former army camp in the Breckland is now grassland, and it has a high value both entomologically and botanically. It has four Red Data Book insects and three Red Data Book plants. Rabbits help to maintain the diverse flora and disturbed ground.[5]

The site is open to the public.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Cranwich Camp". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Cranwich Camp". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Breckland". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Breckland". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Cranwich Camp citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°30′58″N 0°36′47″E / 52.516°N 0.613°E / 52.516; 0.613

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