Isles of Scilly - AONB

Low-Lying Southern Headlands

Key features:

– Granite promontories separated by sandy tombolos.

– Weathered granite outcrops form distinctive carns.

– Low, rocky coastline with sandy bays.

– Mixed vegetation including maritime heathland. Grassland and areas of dune grassland, all susceptible to colonisation by bracken and gorse.

– Populations of nationally rare plants and breeding birds.

– Rich in archaeology including many scheduled monuments.

– Derelict bulb-fields on Gugh are testimony to former agricultural activity.


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