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This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Greater Manchestermarker, a metropolitan county in North West England. In England the body responsible for designating SSSIs is Natural England, which chooses a site because of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features. , there are 21 sites designated within this Area of Search, of which 14 have been designated due to their biological interest, 5 due to their geological interest, and 2 for both biological and geological interest.

Natural England took over the role of designating and managing SSSIs from English Nature in October 2006 when it was formed from the amalgamation of English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. Natural England, like its predecessor, uses the 1974-1996 county system and as such the same approach is followed here, rather than splitting these sites between the Lancashire and Cheshire lists. The data in the table is taken from English Nature's website in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI.Natural England citation sheets for each SSSI. Retrieved on 2007-07-02. (PDF files).



For other counties, see List of SSSIs by Area of Search.

Sites

Site name Reason for Designation Area Grid reference Year in which notified Map
Biological Interest Geological Interest Hectares Acres
Abram Flashes   39.6 98.0 1990 1
Ashclough   5.8 14.3 & 1988 2
Astley & Bedford Mosses   92.2 227.8 1989 3
Brookheys Covertmarker   2.4 5.8 1977 4
Bryn Marsh & Ince Mossmarker   68.3 168.8 & 1989 5


Notes

Data rounded to one decimal place.
Grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system, also known as OSGB36, and is the system used by the Ordnance Surveymarker.
Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by Natural England.
The Dark Peak site extends into three other counties and so can be found on lists of SSSIs in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
The Gale Clough and Shooterslee Wood site extends into the county of Lancashiremarker and so can be found on the list of SSSIs in Lancashire.


References



Compstall Nature Reserve
 
12.8
31.6
1977
6
Cotteril Cloughmarker
 
10.3
25.5
1951
7
Dark Peak
31,852.9
78,708.4
1951
8
Dunham Parkmarker
 
78.0
192.7
1965
9
Gale Clough And Shooterslee Woodmarker
 
8.6
21.2
1979
10
Highfield Mossmarker
 
21.3
52.6
1986
11
Hollinwood Branch Canalmarker
 
3.3
8.2
to
1986
12
Huddersfield Narrow Canalmarker
 
18.4
45.5
to
1988
13
Ladcastle And Den Quarriesmarker
 
2.5
6.2
1984
14
Lowside Brickworksmarker
 
1.4
3.5
1989
15
Ludworth Intakemarker
 
5.1
12.7
1998
16
Nob Endmarker
 
8.8
21.7
1988
17
Red Mossmarker
 
47.2
116.6
1995
18
Rochdale Canalmarker
 
25.6
63.1
to
2000
19
South Pennine Moorsmarker
20,938.1
51,739.0
1994
20
Tonge River Section
 
0.7
1.8
1987
21

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