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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.1 October 1998

Classic Sites - Nob End, Bolton

By - Peter Shaw, Wes Halton

This site must rank as one of the oldest conservation areas in the country, a result entirely of its history. The protected area contains no natural landforms at all, consisting solely of industrial relics from 19th-century chemical works. The majority of the 5ha site derives from accumulations of a caustic alkali waste known as Leblanc-process waste, intermixed in places with boiler slag, the remains of building foundations and a derelict canal wharf.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist