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List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Cleveland

This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Cleveland, England, United Kingdom. In England the body responsible for designating SSSIs is Natural England, which chooses a site because of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features. As of 2006, There are 18 sites designated within this Area of Search, of which 12 have been designated due to their biological interest, 4 due to their geological interest, and 2 (Durham Coast and Redcar Rocks) for both.

Natural England took over the role of designating and managing SSSIs from English Nature in October 2006 when it was formed from the amalgamation of English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. Natural England, like its predecessor, uses the 1974-1996 county system and as such the same approach is followed here, rather than splitting these sites between the County Durham and North Yorkshire lists. The data in the table is taken from English Nature's website in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI.

For other counties, see List of SSSIs by Area of Search.

Site name Reason for Designation Area Grid reference Year in which notified Map
Biological Interest Geological Interest Hectares Acres
Boulby Quarries   40.3 99.6 1989 1
Briarcroft Pasture   1.8 4.3 2004 2
Cowpen Marsh   116.8 288.6 1966 3
Durham Coast 765.4 1,891.4 to 1960 4
Hart Bog   1.8 4.4 1968 5
Hartlepool Submerged Forest   19.7 48.6 1988 6
Langbaurgh Ridge   7.0 17.5 1986 7 Lovell Hill Pools   9.2 22.7 1999 8 North York Moors   44,087.7 108,940.7 1998 9 Pinkney and Gerrick Woods   62.7 154.9 1954 10 Redcar Rocks 31.1 76.8 1984 11 Roseberry Topping   10.9 26.8 1954 12 Saltburn Gill   18.9 46.7 1986 13 Seal Sands   294.4 727.4 1966 14 Seaton Dunes and Common   312.1 771.2 1966 15 South Gare and Coatham Sands   381.2 941.9 1971 16 Tees and Hartlepool Foreshore and Wetlands   255.6 631.7 & 1997 17 Whitton Bridge Pasture   3.2 7.9 2004 18


Data rounded to one decimal place.
Grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system, also known as OSGB36, and is the system used by the Ordnance Survey.
Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by English Nature.
The Durham Coast site extends into two other counties and so can be found on lists of SSSIs in County Durham and Tyne and Weir.
The North York Moors site extends into the county of North Yorkshire and so can be found on the list of SSSIs in North Yorkshire.


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