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Wrotham Water, Kent

Wrotham Water
Wrotham Water is in Kent, England, on the North Downs . It is not, as its name suggests, a lake, although there is a pond there. The area forms part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), having been designated as an SSSI in recognition of its important calcareous grassland. A variety of important and rare flora and fauna are present there, including many endangered orchids and butterflies. The area is the only know site for the milkwort feeding micromoth. The site is owned by the National Trust and Wrotham farm is run in a way to maximise conservation with reduced field sizes, hedgerows and beetle banks.

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The Weald
White Cliffs of Dover
Romney Marsh
The North Downs
River Medway
Chislehurst Caves
Thames Estuary
River Stour
North Kent Marshes
Toys Hill
Vale of Holmsdale

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