Widdenton Park Wood

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Widdenton Park Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Spring, Widdenton Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1329420.jpg
Spring dominated by horsetail, which gives it an ethereal look
Area of SearchBuckinghamshire
Grid referenceSU817915
InterestBiological
Area23.5 hectares
Notification1986
Location mapMagic Map

Widdenton Park Wood is a 23.5 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest west of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. It is on the site of a medieval deer park going back to the fourteenth century, and most of it is in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[1][2][3]

The wood is ancient semi-natural oak-beech woodland, which supports a varied flora including several uncommon species. The most important feature is a number of extensive spring-fed mires, dominated by willow and birch. There are also areas of beech woodland and marshy grassland.[1]

The site is open to the public,[3] and there is access by footpaths from Marlow Road.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Widdenton Park Wood citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Widdenton Park Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Unlocking Buckinghamshire's Past: BCC record ID 0446600000". Buckinghamshire County Council. Retrieved 13 October 2015.

Coordinates: 51°37′01″N 0°49′14″W / 51.616849°N 0.820652°W / 51.616849; -0.820652