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Waltham Brooks
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search West Sussex
Interest Biological
Area 47.4 hectares (117 acres)
Notification 1987
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Waltham Brooks is a 47.4-hectare (117-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-west of Pulborough in West Sussex. It is owned and managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust and is part of the Arun Valley Ramsar site and Special Protection Area.

This is one of the few remaining areas of grazing marsh in the county and it has a rich variety of aquatic flora, including one nationally rare species, the small water-pepper. Many bird species winter at the site, including three in nationally important numbers, Bewick’s swan, teal and shoveler.

There is access to footpaths through the site.

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