Isles of Scilly - AONB

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Higher Moors, St Mary's

Valleys with Pools and Marsh

Key Features:

– Low-lying wide valleys with open freshwater pools fringed by reeds with edges of grey willow, sallow and elm thickets.

– Formally enclosed with relic early enclosures and evidence for peat cutting surviving as surface features.

– Surrounding fields with network of drainage ditches.

– Of great historic, archaeological and paleao-environmental significance.

– Very high nature conservation value – all are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), particularly important for breeding and migrant birds.

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