Dunster Park and Heathlands (grid reference SS955441) is a 466.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Somerset, notified in 2000.
This site is located in the north-east of the Exmoor National Park within a few miles of the Bristol Channel near the village of Dunster, and is notified for nationally important lowland dry heath, dry lowland acid grassland, wood-pasture with veteran trees and ancient semi-natural oak woodland habitats. The fauna of the lowland heath includes a nationally rare butterfly the Heath fritillary (Mellicta athalia). The assemblage of beetles associated with the veteran trees is of national significance.
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