Esthwaite Water

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Esthwaite Water

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    137 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    54°21'N 02°59'W
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Esthwaite Water. 07/11/91; England; 137 ha; 54°22'N 002°59'W. National Park, National Nature Reserve, SSSI, Environmentally Sensitive Area. A freshwater lake situated in a formerly glaciated valley, includes open water, fen and grassland communities supporting plant and breeding bird species typical of such habitats. Amongst features of national importance are the rare plants Najas flexilis and Carex elongata, and several uncommon aquatic invertebrates, including the water flea, Alonella exigua. Ramsar site no. 536. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
    • ncr
    • nnr
    • sssi
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