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Street Heath
 
LNR Type: Rural
County: Somerset
Natural England
Regional Team:
South West
Year of Declaration: 1973
Declaring Authority: Somerset County Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: ST 463 394
Location: Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9SX (Nearest)
Owned by: Somerset County Council
Managed by: Somerset Trust for Nature Conservation
SSSI Type: Biological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: 4km west of Glastonbury, between the B3051 Glastonbury Road and Ashcott Road/Station Road.
Visitor facilities: None
What to see: The vegetation consists of wet and dry heath, species-rich bog and carr woodland, with transitions between all these habitats. Rare ferns present include Marsh Fern (Thelypteris palustris) and Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis). Old peat workings and rhynes have a wetland community which includes Yellow flag iris, marsh fern and heath spotted orchid. Important for moths and butterflies.
Catcott is made up from a number of former reserves: Lows, North, Heath, South and Fen now managed together.

Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Through the Wildlife Trust
www.somersetwildlife.org
Volunteering Administrator on 01823 652440
or complete the Online enquiry form
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Mendip District Council
E-mail info@mendip.gov.uk
Tel - 01749 648999
or try
Wildlife Trust
Phone: 01636 677711
Email: enquiry@wildlifetrusts.org

Website address and other links: www.somersetwildlife.org/catcott.html
alternatively try
www.mendip.gov.uk and search Street Heath Local Nature Reserve








Last updated 15/02/13
 
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