Site of Special Scientific Interest

St Nectan’s Glen: Site of Special Scientific Interest

The woodland that runs through and circles this naturally fascinating and wonderful site is rich, lush and home to an array of birds and wildlife.

The area in which St Nectan’s Glen sits has been appointed a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI, Biological interest) due to rare species of plants that flourish in and around the grounds.

There are 167 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly). Of the 167 sites designated in this area of research, 54 sites have been designated due to their geological interest, the greatest number, 81 sites, have been designated due to their biological interest – one of which is St Nectan’s Glen – with 32 sites falling into both categories.*

*Source: Natural England and Wikipedia