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Chasewater Heaths SSSI

Chasewater Heaths SSSI

Chasewater Heaths lies adjacent to Chasewater Reservoir and comprises a mosaic of habitats including: wet heathland dominated by purple moor-grass, cross-leaved heath and heather, with crowberry, cranberry, cotton grass, and deer grass: dry heathland dominated by heather, wavy hair-grass, bell heather and, bilberry: wet areas that support basin and valley mires containing bog mosses, bogbean and common spotted and marsh orchids. The outflow from the reservoir enters the Anglesey branch of the Wyrley and Essington canal which supports a rich aquatic flora including rare stoneworts, floating water plantain and freshwater crayfish.

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