Littleworth Common

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Littleworth Common
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Littleworth Common, The eastern pond - geograph.org.uk - 1047532.jpg
Area of SearchBuckinghamshire
Grid referenceSU930865
InterestBiological
Area16.1 hectares
Notification1986
Location mapMagic Map

Littleworth Common is a 16.1 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Farnham Common in Buckinghamshire. It is Common land owned by South Bucks District Council.[1][2]

The site was formerly open heathland, most of which has developed into birch and oak woodland. Some remnants of acid heathland survive, and marshy areas and two large ponds have uncommon communities, including the nationally rare starfruit. Wet flushes have extensive bog mosses. Purple hairstreak butterfly larvae feed on the oak trees.[1]

There is access from Boveney Wood Lane and Little Road.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Littleworth Common citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Littleworth Common". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 October 2015.

Coordinates: 51°34′03″N 0°39′06″W / 51.567374°N 0.65168°W / 51.567374; -0.65168