Elsenham Woods

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Elsenham Woods
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Eastend Wood 1.JPG
Eastend Wood
Area of SearchEssex
Grid referenceTL562255
TL559264
InterestBiological
Area44.4 hectares
Notification1986
Location mapMagic Map

Elsenham Woods is a 44.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Elsenham in Essex. It was notified under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and the local planning authority is Uttlesford District Council.[1][2]

The site comprises two separate areas, the larger Eastend Wood and the smaller Plegdon Wood. They are both ancient mixed woods on chalky boulder clay. There are also damp grass rides and ponds which provide additional habitats for invertebrates and birds.[1]

The site is private land with no public access.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Elsenham Woods citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Map of Elsenham Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 51°54′17″N 0°16′06″E / 51.904809°N 0.268419°E / 51.904809; 0.268419