Appleby Fells
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Appleby Fells
Appleby Fells
On Burton Fell - geograph.org.uk - 19145.jpg
Part of the SSSI - looking from Burton Fell towards Roman Fell
Map showing the location of Appleby Fells
Map showing the location of Appleby Fells
Location of Appleby Fells, Cumbria
LocationEden, Cumbria, North East, England
Coordinates54°37?12?N 2°22?21?W / 54.62000°N 2.37250°W / 54.62000; -2.37250Coordinates: 54°37?12?N 2°22?21?W / 54.62000°N 2.37250°W / 54.62000; -2.37250
Area10,634.7 ha (41.061 sq mi)
Established1951
Governing bodyNatural England
WebsiteMap of site

Appleby Fells is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Eden district of Cumbria, England, near Appleby-in-Westmorland.[1] The area is approximately a triangle with a right angle in the North East at Cow Green Reservoir. It extends westwards to near Knock and southwards to near Helbeck. The area overlaps the North Pennines AONB.

Natural England states that "the great importance of the area lies in its rich variety of habitats and associated plant and animal species" and that "geologically there are important exposures of the Great Whin Sill quartz dolerite".[1] According to data from Natural England[2] the condition of 93% of the SSSI is designated "Unfavourable Recovering" and less than 5% is "Favourable".

English Heritage[3] data shows that the area includes nine scheduled ancient monuments including prehistoric stone hut circles, field systems, cairns, shielings, and a Romano-British farmstead. It also includes the Scordale Lead Mines.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Appleby Fells" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ Natural England data download, accessed 10 Dec 2011
  3. ^ NMR Data Download, accessed 10 Dec 2011 Archived November 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Scordale Lead Mines information at English Heritage, accessed 10 Dec 2011

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