Benington High Wood

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    Benington High Wood
    Site of Special Scientific Interest
    Benington High Wood 1.JPG
    LocationHertfordshire
    Grid referenceTL285235
    InterestBiological
    Area20.7 hectares
    Notification1984
    Location mapMagic Map

    Benington High Wood is a 20.7-hectare (51-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Benington, Hertfordshire. The planning authority is East Hertfordshire District Council.[1][2]

    The site is ancient woodland, described by Natural England as "one of the best remaining examples in the county of the pedunculate oak-hornbeam of the ash-maple variety". Shrub species include field maple and hazel, with a higher ground flora diversity in clearings and rides.[1]

    There is access from a footpath between Walkern Road and Lordship Farm.

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    References

    1. ^ a b "Benington High Wood citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
    2. ^ "Map of Benington High Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 3 January 2015.

    Coordinates: 51°53′43″N 0°08′02″W / 51.8952°N 0.1339°W / 51.8952; -0.1339