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North Moor

North Moor
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Straight narrow waterway through grassy flat fields
North Moor is located in Somerset
North Moor
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference
Interest Biological
Area 676.3 hectares (6.763 km2; 2.611 sq mi)
Notification 1986 (1986)
Natural England website

North Moor (grid reference ) is a 676.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Lyng in Somerset, notified in 1986.

North Moor is a nationally important grazing marsh and ditch system on the Somerset Levels and Moors. A range of neutral grassland types supporting common and scarce plants has developed mainly due to variations in soils and management practices. Aquatic plant communities are exceptionally diverse with good populations of nationally scarce species. The site has special interest in its bird life.[1]

North Moor was flooded during the Winter flooding of 2013–14 on the Somerset Levels.


  1. ^ English Nature citation sheet for the site (accessed 9 August 2006)

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  • English Nature website (SSSI information)
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