Millfield Wood

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Millfield Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of SearchBuckinghamshire
Grid referenceSU870954
InterestBiological
Area9.5 hectares
Notification1984
Location mapMagic Map

Millfield Wood is a 9.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. It is owned and managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, and it is in the Chilterns Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[1][2]

The site was owned in the late nineteenth century by Benjamin Disraeli, and the woodland is much older. It is semi-natural beech woodland on chalk, which is an unusual habitat, and it also has considerable wych elm. Its rich ground flora includes some ancient woodland and nationally restricted species, and many wild flowers, which is unusual in beech woodland. There are a number of badger setts and a varied invertebrate fauna. Birds include great spotted woodpeckers and chiffchaffs.[1][3]

There is access by a footpath from White Hill.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Millfield Wood citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Millfield Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Millfield Wood". Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 11 October 2015.

Coordinates: 51°39′04″N 0°44′36″W / 51.6511°N 0.7432°W / 51.6511; -0.7432