Blue Pool

An abandoned ball clay pit which produces the lovely blue colouring of the water that makes this place famous

 

Site Name Blue Pool
Protection
  • Commercial
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
2
County Dorset
More Information https://bluepooltearooms.co.uk/
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1000266…
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Blue Pool

Blue Pool

50.64942450913, -2.0939518787188
Commercial, Site of Scientific Interest
2
These are the habitat types that MAY be present on the site based on the species recorded there (top 10 only shown):
Phase 1 Habitat Types Description No of Species
D1

Dwarf Shrub Heath

18
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

15
A2

Scrub

12
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

11
H6

Sand Dunes

10
B2

Neutral Grassland

8
B5

Marsh/marshy Grassland

8
A1.2

Conifer Plantation

5
B3

Calcareous Grassland

5
D3

Lichen/Bryophyte heath

5
These are the number of species for NVC codes on the site - it DOES NOT mean that the NVC community is actually present on the site: it might be! (Top 10 only shown):
NVC Community Description No of Species
W10

Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticosus [Pedunculate Oak/Bracken/Bramble] woodland

15
W09

Fraxinus excelsior - Sorbus aucuparia - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Rowan/Dog's Mercury] woodland

7
W08

Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestre - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Field Maple/Dog's Mercury] woodland

6
W04

Betula pubescens - Molinia caerulea [Downy Birch/Purple Moor Grass] woodland

6
W07

Alnus - Fraxinus - Lysimachia nemorum [Alder/Ash/Yellow Pimpernel] woodland

6
W16

Quercus - Betula - Deschampsia flexuosa [Oak/Birch/Wavy Hair-grass] woodland

5
M23

Juncus effusus - Galium palustre [Soft Rush/Marsh Bedstraw] rush pasture

5
MG10

Holcus lanatus - Juncus effusus [Yorkshire Fog/Soft Rush] rush pasture

5
MG05

Cynosurus cristatus - Centaurea nigra [Crested Dogs-tail/Black knapweed] grassland

5
MG06

Lolium perenne - Cynosurus cristatus [Perennial ryegrass/Crested dog's tail] grassland

5
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Site Diary
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25-06-17

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The number of species recorded per species group:
Title No of Species Recorded
Flowering Plants 34
Insects & other inverts 17
Birds 6
Non-flowering Plants 4