Steep Holm Island

Local nameSteep Holm Island
LocationEngland, UK

Steep Holm is an English island lying in the Bristol Channel. The island covers 48.87 acres at high tide, expanding to 63.26 acres at mean low water. At its highest point it is 78 metres above mean sea level. It lies within the historic boundaries of Somerset and administratively forms part of North Somerset. Between 1 April 1974 and 1 April 1996 it was administered as part of Avon. Nearby is Flat Holm island, part of Wales.

The Carboniferous Limestone island rises to about 200 feet and serves as a wind and wave break, sheltering the upper reaches of the Bristol Channel. The island is now uninhabited, with the exception of the wardens. It is protected as a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest with a large bird population and plants including wild peonies.

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Phone +44 193 452 2125

Address TA8 2, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°20'23.77" N -3°6'25.11" E

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