Thorpe Morieux Woods

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Thorpe Morieux Woods
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Thorpe Wood, Suffolk 11.jpg
Path in Thorpe Wood
Area of SearchSuffolk
Grid referenceTL 942 549 [1]
InterestBiological
Area45.2 hectares[1]
Notification1985[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Thorpe Morieux Woods is a 45.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Thorpe Morieux in Suffolk.[1][2] Part of it is Bull's Wood, a nature reserve managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.[3]

These ancient semi-natural woods are managed by coppicing. The soil is poorly drained boulder clay, and common trees include pedunculate oak. Bramble and dog's mercury are dominant in the ground flora, with extensive oxlip in some areas.[4]

There is access to Bull's Wood, and a footpath goes through Thorpe Wood, but there is no public access to Felsham Wood or Great Hastings Wood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Thorpe Morieux Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Map of Thorpe Morieux Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Bull's Wood". Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Thorpe Morieux Woods citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2017.

Coordinates: 52°10′N 0°50′E / 52.16°N 0.84°E / 52.16; 0.84