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Branksome Dene Chine Local Nature Reserve

Aspect Detail
Manager Local Authorities
Designation Local Nature Reserve
Designation Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Map Reference: 
SZ 068 900

The largest part of the Poole Bay Cliffs SSSI. Much of the invasive species have now been removed and the site is recovering.

The information about this site I have yet to visit has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Location Map Some Charts Species List Records List Some Photographs Original Tweets Websites Guidance Notes

This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

SSSI Name Poole Bay Cliffs
Primary Photo

The western cliffs present sections in the Bournemouth Freshwater Beds which provide an unparalleled opportunity for the sedimentologist to study the point-bar and channel-plug deposits of large meandering river systems. The beds are of early to mid-Eocene age and have yielded a diverse fossil flora. Eastwards they pass laterally into the very different shallow marine and offshore sediments of the Isle of Wight, and are therefore important in the palaeographic reconstruction of the Hampshire Basin.

Interest Biological, Geological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes Although the name implies Poole this SSSI is a collection of fragments of land along the cliffs of Bournemouth, Boscombe and Southbourne