Launde Big Wood

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Launde Big Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Bluebells in Launde Big Wood - geograph.org.uk - 168303.jpg
Area of SearchLeicestershire
Grid referenceSK 786 037[1]
InterestBiological
Area41.1 hectares (102 acres)[1]
Notification1983[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Launde Big Wood is a 41.1 hectares (102 acres) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Leicester.[1][2] It is part of Launde Woods nature reserve, which is owned by the Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance and managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.[3]

This wood on heavy clay is dominated by ash, and in some areas by wych elm. The ground layer has flora typical of ancient clay woods, such as bluebell, forget-me-not, yellow archangel and giant bellflower.[4]

There is access to the site by a public footpath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Launde Big Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Map of Launde Big Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Launde Woods". Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Launde Big Wood citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 November 2017.

Coordinates: 52°37′30″N 0°50′24″W / 52.625°N 0.84°W / 52.625; -0.84