Described as ‘an area of wasteland East of Yarmouth’, this coastal site was selected by the Society as a known breeding place for scarce insects and adders. At the time, the land was believed to be under threat from development. The clay, maritime cliffs at Bouldnor and Hampstead now form part of a National Nature Reserve (NNR) stretching from Yarmouth to Newtown, and are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). They support heath and scrub habitat and provide sediment to the coast through erosion. The NNR is managed by the National Trust and the neighbouring Bouldnor Copse is managed by the Forestry Commission.
(Above) the original SPNR survey documents for Yarmouth