Waun Ton-y-spyddaden

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Waun Ton-y-spyddaden
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Location within Wales
Area of Search Powys
Grid reference SN8640412193
Coordinates 51°47′49″N3°38′55″W / 51.796812°N 3.6486595°W / 51.796812; -3.6486595 Coordinates: 51°47′49″N3°38′55″W / 51.796812°N 3.6486595°W / 51.796812; -3.6486595
InterestBiological
Area4.04 ha
Notification 1 January 1980

Waun Ton-y-spyddaden is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brecknock, Powys, Wales. It is marshy grassland habitat with populations of marsh fritillary butterfly,

Site of Special Scientific Interest Conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man. SSSI/ASSIs are the basic building block of site-based nature conservation legislation and most other legal nature/geological conservation designations in the United Kingdom are based upon them, including national nature reserves, Ramsar sites, Special Protection Areas, and Special Areas of Conservation. The acronym "SSSI" is often pronounced "triple-S I".

Powys Place

Powys is a principal area and county, and one of the preserved counties of Wales. It is named after the Kingdom of Powys which was a Welsh successor state, petty kingdom and principality that emerged during the Middle Ages following the end of Roman rule in Britain.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

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