Stanford Training Area SSSI

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Stanford Training Area SSSI
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Danger - Stanford Training Area - geograph.org.uk - 821601.jpg
Area of Search Norfolk
Grid reference TL 870 941[1]
Interest Biological
Geological
Area 4,678.0 hectares (11,560 acres)[1]
Notification 1999[1]
Location map Magic Map

Stanford Training Area SSSI is part of the British Army Stanford Training Area. It is a 4,678-hectare (11,560-acre) biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Thetford in Norfolk.[1][2] It is a Nature Conservation Review site[3] and part of it is a Geological Conservation Review site.[4] It is also part of the Breckland Special Area of Conservation[5] and Special Protection Area.[6]

This site contains an extensive area of species-rich Breckland grassland and heath. Wetlands and pools have wildfowl and many rare invertebrates. The Devil's Punchbowl is geologically important for its deep depression formed by the collapse of Pleistocene glacial sands and boulder clays.[7]

Public access to the site is restricted.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Stanford Training Area". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Stanford Training Area". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  3. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 131. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  4. ^ "Devil's Punchbowl (Karst)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: Breckland". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Breckland". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Stanford Training Area citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°30′47″N 0°45′14″E / 52.513°N 0.754°E / 52.513; 0.754

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