Soham Wet Horse Fen

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Soham Wet Horse Fen
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Soham Wet Horse Fen - geograph.org.uk - 1580566.jpg
Location Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL 611 726 [1]
InterestBiological
Area33.8 hectares [1]
Notification 1984 [1]
Location map Magic Map

Soham Wet Horse Fen is a 33.8-hectare (84-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Soham in Cambridgeshire. [1] [2] A 3.6-hectare (8.9-acre) field in the north-west corner is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire as Soham Meadow. [3]

This site is neutral grassland with diverse fauna and flora, including uncommon ones. Wetter areas have herbs such as green-winged orchids and adder’s tongue fern, and there are cowslips and stemless thistles in drier parts. snipe breed in wet pastures. [4]

There is access to Soham Meadow by a footpath from Soham.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Designated Sites View: Soham Wet Horse Fen". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. "Map of Soham Wet Horse Fen". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  3. "Soham Meadow". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  4. "Soham Wet Horse Fen citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 December 2016.

Coordinates: 52°19′41″N0°21′47″E / 52.328°N 0.363°E / 52.328; 0.363