L-Moor, Shepreth

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L-Moor, Shepreth
Site of Special Scientific Interest
L-Moor, Shepreth 1.jpg
Location Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL 386 474 [1]
InterestBiological
Area6.6 hectares [1]
Notification 1986 [1]
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L-Moor, Shepreth is a 6.6-hectare (16-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Shepreth in Cambridgeshire. [1] [2] It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. [3]

The site is unploughed calcareous grassland which has diverse flora such as horseshoe vetch and felwort in drier areas, and devil's bit scabious and fen bedstraw in wetter ones. A stream provides a habitats, and the site is regarded by Natural England as very valuable for its invertebrates. Some areas are grazed by rabbits. [3] [4]

There is access from Meldreth Road.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Designated Sites View: L-Moor, Shepreth". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. "Map of L-Moor, Shepreth". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Shepreth L Moor". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  4. "L-Moor, Shepreth citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 October 2016.

Coordinates: 52°06′29″N0°01′19″E / 52.108°N 0.022°E / 52.108; 0.022