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Micheldever Spoil Heaps
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Lane near Scrubs Bridge (geograph 2755863).jpg
Area of Search Hampshire
Interest Biological
Area 32.1 hectares (79 acres)
Notification 1982
Location map Magic Map

Micheldever Spoil Heaps is a 32.1-hectare (79-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Micheldever in Hampshire.

This site is composed of spoil heaps from nineteenth-century railway construction, and it is described by Natural England as "of quite exceptional botanical importance". Most species have colonised the site from nearby, but some from a distance, and the plant assemblage is in a state of flux, with many rareties. There are large populations of fly orchids.

The site is open to the public.

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