Pinkworthy and Driver Farm SSSI

Closes 7 May 2021

Opened 7 Jan 2021

Overview

Pinkworthy and Driver Farm is located in Somerset and was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 7 January 2021.

Pinkworthy and Driver Farm SSSI is of special interest for its nationally important assemblage of grassland fungi its species-rich lowland dry acid grassland and rush pasture.  

Pinkworthy and Driver Farm SSSI, near Simonsbath, lies within the Exmoor National Park. The site comprises an enclosed mosaic of unimproved and semi-improved pasture in the upland fringe of Exmoor, centred on a series of small valleys carrying headwater tributaries of the River Barle. The site is home to the Pinkery Outdoor Educational Centre, operated by the Exmoor National Park Authority.  In total the site covers 69.90 ha.

We recommend you read more about Pinkworthy and Driver Farm SSSI which is described (with maps) in the notification document in the related documents section.

You can submit your views via an online survey, by email or post.

Why we are consulting

We are seeking your views on the notification of Pinkworthy and Driver Farm SSSI under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

 

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Audiences

  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Government Agencies
  • Local Authorities
  • Walkers
  • Farmers
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Land Agents
  • Public Bodies
  • Consultants

Interests

  • Natural environment
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Land management
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Uplands
  • Protecting wildlife