List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Berkshire

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In England the body responsible for designating Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) is Natural England, which chooses a site because of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features.[1]

As of 2012 there were 71 SSSIs within Berkshire, of which 8 are listed for their geological interest and 63 for their biological interest.[2]

For other counties, see List of SSSIs by Area of Search.

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Sites[edit]

Site name Reason for designation[A] Area[B] Coordinates & Grid ref[C] Year in which notified Other designations Map[D]
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Aldermaston Gravel Pits Green tickY 24.4 60.3 51°23′49″N 1°08′42″W / 51.397°N 1.145°W / 51.397; -1.145 (Aldermaston Gravel Pits)
    SU596668
1955 Map [3]
Ashridge Wood Green tickY 15.9 39.3 51°30′04″N 1°16′59″W / 51.501°N 1.283°W / 51.501; -1.283 (Ashridge Wood)
    SU499782
1954 Map [4]
Avery's Pightle Green tickY 1.3 3.2 51°22′59″N 1°22′34″W / 51.383°N 1.376°W / 51.383; -1.376 (Avery's Pightle)
    SU435651
1985 WT Map [5]
Bisham Woods Green tickY 86.5 213.7 51°33′25″N 0°45′54″W / 51.557°N 0.765°W / 51.557; -0.765 (Bisham Woods)
    SU857850
1970 LNR, SAC Map [6]
Blackwater Valley Green tickY 33.9 83.8 51°20′10″N 0°46′59″W / 51.336°N 0.783°W / 51.336; -0.783 (Blackwater Valley)
    SU849604
1987 WT Map [7]
Bowdown and Chamberhouse Woods Green tickY 67.9 167.8 51°23′06″N 1°16′12″W / 51.385°N 1.27°W / 51.385; -1.27 (Bowdown and Chamberhouse Woods)
    SU509654
1983 WT Map [8]
Boxford Chalk Pit Green tickY 0.4 1.1 51°26′38″N 1°22′59″W / 51.444°N 1.383°W / 51.444; -1.383 (Boxford Chalk Pit)
    SU430719
1970 GCR Map [9]
Boxford Water Meadows Green tickY 13.9 34.2 51°26′38″N 1°23′10″W / 51.444°N 1.386°W / 51.444; -1.386 (Boxford Water Meadows)
    SU428719
1986 SAC Map [10]
Bray Meadows Green tickY 6.7 16.6 51°30′43″N 0°42′32″W / 51.512°N 0.709°W / 51.512; -0.709 (Bray Meadows)
    SU897800
1998 Map [11]
Bray Pennyroyal Field Green tickY 3.5 8.6 51°29′42″N 0°40′59″W / 51.495°N 0.683°W / 51.495; -0.683 (Bray Pennyroyal Field)
    SU915782
1991 Map [12]
Briff Lane Meadows Green tickY 8.9 21.9 51°25′41″N 1°13′12″W / 51.428°N 1.22°W / 51.428; -1.22 (Briff Lane Meadows)
    SU543702
1986 Map [13]
Brimpton Pit Green tickY 1.6 3.9 51°22′52″N 1°11′24″W / 51.381°N 1.19°W / 51.381; -1.19 (Brimpton Pit)
    SU565650
1984 GCR Map [14]
Broadmoor to Bagshot Woods and Heaths Green tickY 1,696.3 4,191.7 51°22′08″N 0°44′10″W / 51.369°N 0.736°W / 51.369; -0.736 (Broadmoor To Bagshot Woods and Heaths)
    SU881641
1973 WT, SPA Map [15]
Cannoncourt Farm Pit Green tickY 0.3 0.8 51°32′20″N 0°44′13″W / 51.539°N 0.737°W / 51.539; -0.737 (Cannoncourt Farm Pit)
    SU877830
1987 GCR Map [16]
Catmore and Winterly Copses Green tickY 25 61.9 51°23′24″N 1°27′54″W / 51.39°N 1.465°W / 51.39; -1.465 (Catmore and Winterly Copses)
    SU373658
1984 Map [17]
Chawridge Bourne Green tickY 9.3 23 51°27′07″N 0°42′47″W / 51.452°N 0.713°W / 51.452; -0.713 (Chawridge Bourne)
    SU895733
1984 WT Map [18]
Chilton Foliat Meadows Green tickY 55.3 136.6 51°25′52″N 1°33′18″W / 51.431°N 1.555°W / 51.431; -1.555 (Chilton Foliat Meadows)
    SU310703
1989 AONB, SAC Map [19]
Cleeve Hill Green tickY 4.7 11.7 51°29′10″N 1°31′23″W / 51.486°N 1.523°W / 51.486; -1.523 (Cleeve Hill)
    SU332765
1983 Map [20]
Cock Marsh Green tickY 18.3 45.3 51°34′16″N 0°43′37″W / 51.571°N 0.727°W / 51.571; -0.727 (Cock Marsh)
    SU883866
1983 NT Map [21]
Cold Ash Quarry Green tickY 0.4 1.1 51°26′20″N 1°16′55″W / 51.439°N 1.282°W / 51.439; -1.282 (Cold Ash Quarry)
    SU500714
1984 GCR Map [22]
Combe Wood and Linkenholt Hanging Green tickY 106.5 263.1 51°19′59″N 1°29′20″W / 51.333°N 1.489°W / 51.333; -1.489 (Combe Wood and Linkenholt Hanging)
    SU357595
1987 Map [23]
Coombe Wood, Frilsham Green tickY 19.2 47.4 51°27′32″N 1°13′01″W / 51.459°N 1.217°W / 51.459; -1.217 (Coombe Wood, Frilsham)
    SU545736
1985 Map [24]
Croker's Hole Green tickY 4.4 11 51°32′06″N 1°32′10″W / 51.535°N 1.536°W / 51.535; -1.536 (Croker's Hole)
    SU323819
1991 Map [25]
Decoy Pit, Pools and Woods Green tickY 17.7 43.8 51°21′54″N 1°07′26″W / 51.365°N 1.124°W / 51.365; -1.124 (Decoy Pit , Pools & Woods)
    SU611632
1993 WT Map [26]
Easton Farm Meadow Green tickY 1.7 4.1 51°26′46″N 1°24′00″W / 51.446°N 1.4°W / 51.446; -1.4 (Easton Farm Meadow)
    SU418721
1985 Map [27]
Enborne Copse Green tickY 12 29.5 51°23′28″N 1°22′44″W / 51.391°N 1.379°W / 51.391; -1.379 (Enborne Copse)
    SU433660
1985 NCR Map [28]
Englemere Pond Green tickY 26 64.1 51°24′29″N 0°42′00″W / 51.408°N 0.7°W / 51.408; -0.7 (Englemere Pond)
    SU905685
1983 Crown Estate, LNR Map [29]
Fognam Chalk Quarry Green tickY 3 7.4 51°31′01″N 1°34′30″W / 51.517°N 1.575°W / 51.517; -1.575 (Fognam Chalk Quarry)
    SU296799
1985 GCR Map [30]
Freeman's Marsh Green tickY 26.1 64.4 51°24′58″N 1°31′30″W / 51.416°N 1.525°W / 51.416; -1.525 (Freeman's Marsh)
    SU331687
1986 WT Map [31]
Great Thrift Wood Green tickY 14.2 35.1 51°29′42″N 0°44′49″W / 51.495°N 0.747°W / 51.495; -0.747 (Great Thrift Wood)
    SU871781
1984 Map [32]
Greenham and Crookham Commons Green tickY 280.5 693.1 51°22′59″N 1°18′14″W / 51.383°N 1.304°W / 51.383; -1.304 (Greenham and Crookham Commons)
    SU485651
1994 Map [33]
Hamstead Marshall Pit Green tickY 0.2 0.5 51°23′35″N 1°24′22″W / 51.393°N 1.406°W / 51.393; -1.406 (Hamstead Marshall Pit)
    SU414662
1985 GCR Map [34]
Heath Lake Green tickY 6 14.7 51°22′48″N 0°48′43″W / 51.38°N 0.812°W / 51.38; -0.812 (Heath Lake)
    SU828652
1989 LNR Map [35]
Hog's Hole Green tickY 23.7 58.4 51°20′02″N 1°27′32″W / 51.334°N 1.459°W / 51.334; -1.459 (Hog's Hole)
    SU378596
1988 Map [36]
Holies Down Green tickY 5.6 13.9 51°30′50″N 1°08′49″W / 51.514°N 1.147°W / 51.514; -1.147 (Holies Down)
    SU593798
1988 NT Map [37]
Inkpen and Walbury Hill Green tickY 86.8 214.6 51°21′32″N 1°29′20″W / 51.359°N 1.489°W / 51.359; -1.489 (Inkpen and Walbury Hills)
    SU357623
1983 SAM Map [38]
Inkpen Common Green tickY 12.8 31.5 51°22′30″N 1°27′14″W / 51.375°N 1.454°W / 51.375; -1.454 (Inkpen Common)
    SU381641
1983 WT Map [39]
Inkpen Crocus Fields Green tickY 3.1 7.7 51°22′23″N 1°28′16″W / 51.373°N 1.471°W / 51.373; -1.471 (Inkpen Crocus Fields)
    SU369639
1986 WT Map [40]
Irish Hill Copse Green tickY 15.9 39.4 51°24′00″N 1°25′08″W / 51.4°N 1.419°W / 51.4; -1.419 (Irish Hill Copse)
    SU405669
1984 Map [41]
Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain Green tickY 23 56.9 51°24′58″N 1°30′25″W / 51.416°N 1.507°W / 51.416; -1.507 (Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain)
    SU344687
1996 NCR, SAC Map [42]
Kennet Valley Alderwoods Green tickY 57.7 142.7 51°24′18″N 1°25′44″W / 51.405°N 1.429°W / 51.405; -1.429 (Kennet Valley Alderwoods)
    SU398675
1997 SAC Map [43]
King's Copse Green tickY 13.7 33.9 51°25′52″N 1°10′23″W / 51.431°N 1.173°W / 51.431; -1.173 (King's Copse)
    SU576705
1985 Map [44]
Lardon Chase Green tickY 14.7 36.3 51°31′23″N 1°09′18″W / 51.523°N 1.155°W / 51.523; -1.155 (Lardon Chase)
    SU587808
1983 NT Map [45]
Lodge Wood and Sandford Mill Green tickY 2.3 5.7 51°27′22″N 0°52′12″W / 51.456°N 0.87°W / 51.456; -0.87 (Lodge Wood & Sandford Mill)
    SU786736
1985 WT Map [46]
Longmoor Bog Green tickY 14 34.7 51°22′48″N 0°52′41″W / 51.38°N 0.878°W / 51.38; -0.878 (Longmoor Bog)
    SU782652
1986 LNR Map [47]
Old Copse, Beenham Green tickY 8 19.7 51°24′43″N 1°09′22″W / 51.412°N 1.156°W / 51.412; -1.156 (Old Copse, Beenham)
    SU588684
1984 Map [48]
Parkfarm Down Green tickY 3.3 8.2 51°32′28″N 1°34′19″W / 51.541°N 1.572°W / 51.541; -1.572 (Parkfarm Down)
    SU298825
1982 Map [49]
Pincent's Kiln Green tickY 0.2 0.5 51°26′28″N 1°03′58″W / 51.441°N 1.066°W / 51.441; -1.066 (Pincent's Kiln)
    SU650718
1985 GCR Map [50]
Redhill Wood Green tickY 29.1 71.8 51°22′44″N 1°23′46″W / 51.379°N 1.396°W / 51.379; -1.396 (Redhill Wood)
    SU421646
1985 Map [51]
River Kennet Green tickY 111.6 275.6 51°24′50″N 1°30′18″W / 51.414°N 1.505°W / 51.414; -1.505 (River Kennet)
    SU345685
1995 Map [52]
River Lambourn Green tickY 28.8 71.2 51°27′25″N 1°25′05″W / 51.457°N 1.418°W / 51.457; -1.418 (River Lambourn)
    SU405733
1995 SAC Map [53]
Sandhurst to Owlsmoor Bogs and Heaths Green tickY 85.8 212 51°21′25″N 0°47′20″W / 51.357°N 0.789°W / 51.357; -0.789 (Sandhurst To Owlsmoor Bogs and Heaths)
    SU844627
1983 LNR, SPA Map [54]
Seven Barrows Green tickY 3.8 9.3 51°32′35″N 1°31′37″W / 51.543°N 1.527°W / 51.543; -1.527 (Seven Barrows)
    SU329828
1987 WT Map [55]
Snelsmore Common Green tickY 104 257 51°25′59″N 1°20′28″W / 51.433°N 1.341°W / 51.433; -1.341 (Snelsmore Common)
    SU459707
1989 Map [56]
Stanford End Mill and River Loddon and River Loddon Green tickY 11.8 29.2 51°22′30″N 0°58′48″W / 51.375°N 0.98°W / 51.375; -0.98 (Stanford End Mill and River Loddon)
    SU711645
1987 Map [57]
Streatley Warren Green tickY 31.3 77.2 51°31′23″N 1°12′22″W / 51.523°N 1.206°W / 51.523; -1.206 (Streatley Warren)
    SU552808
1988 Map [58]
Sulham and Tidmarsh Woods and Meadows Green tickY 75.8 187.2 51°27′32″N 1°04′48″W / 51.459°N 1.08°W / 51.459; -1.08 (Sulham and Tidmarsh Woods and Meadows)
    SU640737
1986 WT Map [59]
Swinley Park and Brick Pits Green tickY 89 219.9 51°23′53″N 0°43′05″W / 51.398°N 0.718°W / 51.398; -0.718 (Swinley Park and Brick Pits)
    SU893673
1983 Crown Estate Map [60]
Thatcham Reed Beds Green tickY 67.3 166.4 51°23′35″N 1°16′12″W / 51.393°N 1.27°W / 51.393; -1.27 (Thatcham Reed Beds)
    SU509663
2002 LNR, SAC Map [61]
Wasing Wood Ponds Green tickY 13.4 33.1 51°22′05″N 1°10′16″W / 51.368°N 1.171°W / 51.368; -1.171 (Wasing Wood Ponds)
    SU578635
1984 Map [62]
Wellington College Bog Green tickY 6.2 15.4 51°21′25″N 0°48′25″W / 51.357°N 0.807°W / 51.357; -0.807 (Wellington College Bog)
    SU832627
1986 LNR Map [63]
West Woodhay Down Green tickY 1.3 3.3 51°21′11″N 1°26′49″W / 51.353°N 1.447°W / 51.353; -1.447 (West Woodhay Down)
    SU386617
1985 Map [64]
West's Meadow, Aldermaston Green tickY 1.2 2.9 51°21′32″N 1°08′38″W / 51.359°N 1.144°W / 51.359; -1.144 (West's Meadow, Aldermaston)
    SU597626
1986 Map [65]
Westfield Farm Chalk Bank Green tickY 14.1 34.8 51°28′59″N 1°29′31″W / 51.483°N 1.492°W / 51.483; -1.492 (Westfield Farm Chalk Bank)
    SU354761
1990 Map [66]
White Shute Green tickY 1.9 4.8 51°29′31″N 1°31′34″W / 51.492°N 1.526°W / 51.492; -1.526 (White Shute)
    SU330771
1987 WT Map [67]
Windsor Forest and Great Park Green tickY 1,778.8 4,395.4 51°26′02″N 0°37′48″W / 51.434°N 0.63°W / 51.434; -0.63 (Windsor Forest and Great Park)
    SU953715
2000 Crown Estate, NCR, SAC Map [68]
Winterbourne Chalk Pit Green tickY 0.1 0.1 51°26′49″N 1°21′29″W / 51.447°N 1.358°W / 51.447; -1.358 (Winterbourne Chalk Pit)
    SU447722
1983 GCR Map [69]
Woolhampton Reed Bed Green tickY 6.2 15.2 51°23′46″N 1°10′19″W / 51.396°N 1.172°W / 51.396; -1.172 (Woolhampton Reed Bed)
    SU577666
1985 Map [70]
Wraysbury and Hythe End Gravel Pits Green tickY 117.2 289.6 51°27′18″N 0°32′35″W / 51.455°N 0.543°W / 51.455; -0.543 (Wraysbury & Hythe End Gravel Pits)
    TQ013739
1992 SPA, Ramsar site Map [71]
Wraysbury No 1 Gravel Pit Green tickY 57.7 142.6 51°27′47″N 0°33′22″W / 51.463°N 0.556°W / 51.463; -0.556 (Wraysbury No 1 Gravel Pit)
    TQ004748
1999 SPA, Ramsar site Map [72]
Wykery Copse Green tickY 3.2 7.9 51°24′36″N 0°46′44″W / 51.41°N 0.779°W / 51.41; -0.779 (Wykery Copse)
    SU850686
1984 Map [73]

Notes[edit]

A Reason for designation; either for the site's biological interest, or its geological interest.
B Data rounded to one decimal place.
C Grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system, also known as OSGB36, and is the system used by the Ordnance Survey.[74]
D Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by Natural England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notification of SSSIs". Natural England. Archived from the original on 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2007-03-03.
  2. ^ Natural England SSSI County Level Reports and Statistics Accessed 17 August 2012
  3. ^ "Aldermaston Gravel Pits" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Ashridge Wood" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Avery's Pightle" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Bisham Woods" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Blackwater Valley" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Bowdown and Chamberhouse Woods" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Boxford Chalk Pit" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Boxford Water Meadows" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Bray Meadows" (PDF).
  12. ^ "Bray Pennyroyal Field" (PDF).
  13. ^ "Briff Lane Meadows" (PDF).
  14. ^ "Brimpton Pit" (PDF).
  15. ^ "Broadmoor To Bagshot Woods and Heaths" (PDF).
  16. ^ "Cannoncourt Farm Pit" (PDF).
  17. ^ "Catmore and Winterly Copses" (PDF).
  18. ^ "Chawridge Bourne" (PDF).
  19. ^ "Chilton Foliat Meadows" (PDF).
  20. ^ "Cleeve Hill" (PDF).
  21. ^ "Cock Marsh" (PDF).
  22. ^ "Cold Ash Quarry" (PDF).
  23. ^ "Combe Wood and Linkenholt Hanging" (PDF).
  24. ^ "Coombe Wood, Frilsham" (PDF).
  25. ^ "Croker's Hole" (PDF).
  26. ^ "Decoy Pit , Pools & Woods" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-10.
  27. ^ "Easton Farm Meadow" (PDF).
  28. ^ "Enborne Copse" (PDF).
  29. ^ "Englemere Pond" (PDF).
  30. ^ "Fognam Chalk Quarry" (PDF).
  31. ^ "Freeman's Marsh" (PDF).
  32. ^ "Great Thrift Wood" (PDF).
  33. ^ "Greenham and Crookham Commons" (PDF).
  34. ^ "Hamstead Marshall Pit" (PDF).
  35. ^ "Heath Lake" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03.
  36. ^ "Hog's Hole" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03.
  37. ^ "Holies Down" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-03.
  38. ^ "Inkpen and Walbury Hills" (PDF).
  39. ^ "Inkpen Common" (PDF).
  40. ^ "Inkpen Crocus Fields" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03.
  41. ^ "Irish Hill Copse" (PDF).
  42. ^ "Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain" (PDF).
  43. ^ "Kennet Valley Alderwoods" (PDF).
  44. ^ "King's Copse" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03.
  45. ^ "Lardon Chase" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-02.
  46. ^ "Lodge Wood & Sandford Mill" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04.
  47. ^ "Longmoor Bog" (PDF).
  48. ^ "Old Copse, Beenham" (PDF).
  49. ^ "Parkfarm Down" (PDF).
  50. ^ "Pincent's Kiln" (PDF).
  51. ^ "Redhill Wood" (PDF).
  52. ^ "River Kennet" (PDF).
  53. ^ "River Lambourn" (PDF).
  54. ^ "Sandhurst To Owlsmoor Bogs and Heaths" (PDF).
  55. ^ "Seven Barrows" (PDF).
  56. ^ "Snelsmore Common" (PDF).
  57. ^ "Stanford End Mill and River Loddon" (PDF).
  58. ^ "Streatley Warren" (PDF).
  59. ^ "Sulham and Tidmarsh Woods and Meadows" (PDF).
  60. ^ "Swinley Park and Brick Pits" (PDF).
  61. ^ "Thatcham Reed Beds" (PDF).
  62. ^ "Wasing Wood Ponds" (PDF).
  63. ^ "Wellington College Bog" (PDF).
  64. ^ "West Woodhay Down" (PDF).
  65. ^ "West's Meadow, Aldermaston" (PDF).
  66. ^ "Westfield Farm Chalk Bank" (PDF).
  67. ^ "White Shute" (PDF).
  68. ^ "Windsor Forest and Great Park" (PDF).
  69. ^ "Winterbourne Chalk Pit" (PDF).
  70. ^ "Woolhampton Reed Bed" (PDF).
  71. ^ "Wraysbury & Hythe End Gravel Pits" (PDF).
  72. ^ "Wraysbury No 1 Gravel Pit" (PDF).
  73. ^ "Wykery Copse" (PDF).
  74. ^ "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-03-03.

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