East Anglia's largest remaining example of a pure acid valley mire grading into dry heathland. The site includes extensive bog, wet heath, and transition communities over peat, fed by groundwater springs and seepage. In addition to its internationally important plant communities, the site supports important assemblages of birds and numerous nationally important invertebrate species. Human activities include tourism, cutting of vegetation, and livestock grazing.
While this site is a designated Wetland of International Importance - a designation which does fall under the United Kingdom's current definition of a Marine Protected Area - it has no marine components. The site is included in the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), so we have left it on our site; However, it is not considered a Marine Protected Area. Check out our MPApedia page on the United Kingdom for more information on their new MPA network!
Contacts & Resources
Original data record from World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) via ProtectedPlanet.net [view record on site].