|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Somerset|
|Area||140.6 ha (347 acres)|
|Natural England website|
Asham Wood is the largest and most diverse of the ancient semi-natural woods in the Mendips. It has been the subject of controversy and attempts to protect the environment from increased quarrying activity in the area.
The wood occupies 2 deep valleys and the intervening plateau. Most of the underlying rocks are calcareous Carboniferous Limestone and Shales, but Devonian Portishead Beds outcrop along the northern valley. There are a range of unusual flora and fauna.
- "Asham Woods" (PDF). English Nature. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-17.
- "Somerset : Asham Wood and Batts Combe quarry - Protecting dormice". Hanson. Retrieved 2006-07-17.