General characteristics

Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (50%)

Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (50%)

Species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Western rustwort  Marsupella profunda  * Priority feature

This is one of three sites selected for western rustwort Marsupella profunda. St Austell Clay Pits is located in mid-Cornwall within china clay workings, and comprises three sub-sites.

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