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Scurdieness to Boddin Point

Scurdieness to Boddin Point SSSI

This rocky stretch of coastline was selected as an SSSI for its geological interest and uncommon species-rich grassland types reflecting the base-rich nature of the underlying rock - notably on and around the old lime kiln on Boddin Point - and on the more friable volcanic rocks.

Characteristic plants include the scarce Nottingham catchflyt (Silene nuans), as well as Kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria), Clustered bellflower (Campanula glomerata), Fairy flax (Linum catharticum), Carline thistle (Carlina vurgaris) and Burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga).

Small areas of ‘perched’ saltmarsh are found around the high water line. Over 30 species of snails are known owing to the rich vegetation.

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