Great Wood and Dodd's Grove

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Great Wood and Dodd's Grove
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Valley track - Hadleigh Great Wood - geograph.org.uk - 291131.jpg
Area of Search Essex
Grid reference TQ819877
Interest Biological
Area 36.8 hectares
Notification 1985
Location map Magic Map

Great Wood and Dodd's Grove is a 36.8 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex.[1][2] It is also a Local Nature Reserve called Belfairs.[3][4] Essex Wildlife Trust runs the Belfairs Woodland Centre and manages the site together with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.[5]

This is a small remnant of the ancient Hadleigh Great Wood. It is coppiced oak woodland on sands, gravels and clay, and one of the largest areas of old woodland in the south of the county. Bramble and honeysuckle are the main ground plants. Other plants include the rare broad-leaved helleborine.[1] The site has toilets, a café and trails.[3]

There is access from Poors Lane, which runs through the site.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Great Wood and Dodd's Grove citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Great Wood and Dodd's Grove". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Belfairs". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Map of Belfairs". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Belfairs Woodland Centre". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°33′32″N 0°37′23″E / 51.559°N 0.623°E / 51.559; 0.623

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