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English Nature SSSI Award for Goonhilly Downs, 1997

NumberHESFM:2016.12933
PlaceGoonhilly Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1997
KeywordsGoonhilly Communications People Trades and Professions
PhotographerRoss, Colin
Copyright© Colin Ross

Nick Lea from Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station (left) and local MP Andrew George (right) receiving the award of site of special scientific interest (SSSI) for Goonhilly Downs from Steve Warman of English Nature (standing) in 1997. Goonhilly Downs is designated a SSSI and is part of the wider Lizard National Nature Reserve. The downs are composed of sparse heathland based on underlying Serpentine geology. Many rare plants are found here including Cornish Heath. This is a press photograph taken by Colin Ross.