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A tract of scrubland habitats characterised by open, low growing woody vegetation, found on mainly infertile acidic soils. Similar to moorland but with warmer and drier climate.
Holyhead is a popular seaside heathland course on Holy Island which is linked by a picturesque causeway to Anglesey.
It is an arid bank of heathland and dunes, but both Nordby and Sonderho in the south are frequented as seaside resorts.
You are most likely to come across a basking adder by accident while walking on a narrow heathland track.
Species in the national and local BAPs include bullfinch and common pipistrelle while habitats include lowland heathland.
They are predominantly diurnal (daytime) and feed on a variety of heathland plants.
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