Woodwalton Fen

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Woodwalton Fen

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    208 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    52°26'N 00°11'W
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Woodwalton Fen. 12/09/95; England; 208 ha; 52°27'N 000°11'W. National Nature Reserve, SSSI. A range of wetlands that includes several types of open fen and swamp communities, a relict area of acid peat, and an important network of ditches. The site supports an appreciable assemblage of wetland plants and invertebrates, including two species of nationally rare plants, fen violet Viola persicifolia and fen wood rush Luzula pallescens, and a large number of wetland invertebrates, including 20 nationally rare species. Aquatic beetles, flies and moths are particularly well represented. Human activities include research and agricultural activities. Ramsar site no. 753. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • nnr
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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