Croxley Common Moor

Croxley Common Moor
Site of Special Scientific Interest
River Gade through Croxley Common Moor - geograph.org.uk - 854873.jpg
The river Gade passing through Croxley Common Moor
LocationHertfordshire
Grid referenceTQ083949
InterestBiological
Area39.5 hectares
Notification1986
Location mapMagic Map

Croxley Common Moor is a 39.5-hectare (98-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Local Nature Reserve in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. It is owned by Three Rivers District Council and managed by the council together with the Countryside Management Service and the Friends of Croxley Common Moor.[1] Most of it is a registered common.[2]

The site is mainly grass heathland with some ancient woodland and hazel coppice. It has been designated an SSSI for its botanical interest, and over 250 species of plants have been recorded. Principal species include sheep sorrel, common bent and sheep's fescue. There is also abundant sweet vernal grass and harebell. There are many ant hills made by yellow meadow ants.[2][3]

The moor can be accessed from the Ebury Way, a foot/cycle route which borders it to the south, and by a footbridge across the River Gade, which borders it to the north, from Mill Lane, close to Croxley tube station.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Croxley Common Moor". Friends of Croxley Common Moor. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Croxley Common Moor citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Croxley Common Moor". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 13 March 2013. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.

Coordinates: 51°38′33″N 0°26′11″W / 51.6425°N 0.43628°W / 51.6425; -0.43628