Homefield Wood

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Homefield Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Homefield Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1129219.jpg
Area of Search Buckinghamshire
Grid reference SU813867
Interest Biological
Area 6.1 hectares
Notification 1984
Location map Magic Map

Homefield Wood is a 6.1 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest in Hambleden in Buckinghamshire. It is owned by the Forestry Commission, and managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. It is part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[1][2][3]

The site has young beech plantations, with some conifers and many native trees. There are rides and glades in some areas which have important and varied herb-rich chalk grassland, with plants such as Chiltern gentian and upright brome-grass and a variety of orchids. The rich invertebrate fauna includes thirty species of butterfly and over four hundred of moth.[1][3]

There is access from a road between Bockmer End and Lower Woodend.

References

  1. ^ a b "Homefield Wood citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map of Homefield Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Homefield Wood". Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°34′26″N 0°49′39″W / 51.5738°N 0.8275°W / 51.5738; -0.8275

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