Chiddingfold Forest

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Chiddingfold Forest
Site of Special Scientific Interest
View of track leading into Upper Ifold Wood - geograph.org.uk - 249467.jpg
Area of SearchSurrey
West Sussex
Grid referenceSU 995 332[1]
InterestBiological
Area542.5 hectares (1,341 acres)[1]
Notification1991[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Chiddingfold Forest is a 542.5-hectare (1,341-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Chiddingfold in Surrey and West Sussex.[1][2] One part of it, Fir Tree Copse, is a nature reserve which is managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust[3]

The site consists of a number of separate areas with a mosaic of habitats, including ancient woodland and conifer plantations. Over 500 species of butterflies and moths have been recorded including several which are rare and endangered, such as the large tortoiseshell butterfly and the rest harrow and orange upperwing moths. Other insects include the Cheilosia carbonaria hoverfly.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Chiddingfold Forest". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Chiddingfold Forest". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Fir Tree Copse". Surrey Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Chiddingfold Forest citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 5 November 2018.

Coordinates: 51°05′20″N 0°34′52″W / 51.089°N 0.581°W / 51.089; -0.581