Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths

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Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths
Site of Special Scientific Interest
King's Wood, Heath and Reach 4.JPG
Area of Search

Bedfordshire

Buckinghamshire
Grid reference SP925295
Interest Biological
Area 212.8 hectares
Notification 1984
Location map Magic Map

Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths is a 212.8 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) between Heath and Reach in Bedfordshire and Great Brickhill in Buckinghamshire. The site is mainly in Bedfordshire but includes Rammamere Heath in Buckinghamshire. It was notified in 1984 under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and the local planning authorities are Central Bedfordshire Council and Aylesbury Vale Council.[1][2][3] Part of it is a National Nature Reserve,[4][5] and part of it is a nature reserve managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.[6] it is also a Nature Conservation Review site.[1]

The site has the largest remaining area of woodland in Bedfordshire, together with lowland heath, acidic grassland and some small ponds. There are a number of rare plant species, including great woodrush, wood vetch and saw-wort.[1] There are also abundant birds and insects, including white admiral butterflies and tree pipits.[6]

There is parking in Stockgrove Country Park, which is partly in the SSSI.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map of Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bedfordshire's National Nature Reserves". Natural England. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Map of National Nature Reserves in England". Natural England. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "King's Wood and Rammamere Heath". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°57′36″N 0°39′18″W / 51.96°N 0.655°W / 51.96; -0.655