Beechwoods

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Beechwoods
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Beechwoods
TypeLocal Nature Reserve
LocationCambridge
OS grid TL 485 545
Area9.8 hectares
Managed byWildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Beechwoods is a 9.8 hectare Local Nature Reserve south-east of Cambridge. It is owned by County Farms and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. [1] [2]

Beeches were planted on chalky farmland in the 1840s, and medieval plough terraces are still visible. Birds include green and great spotted woodpeckers, and nuthatches. [3]

There is access from Worts' Causeway.

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References

  1. "The Beechwoods". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  2. "Map of The Beechwoods". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  3. "Beechwoods". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Archived from the original on 22 February 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2016.

Coordinates: 52°10′01″N0°10′12″E / 52.167°N 0.17°E / 52.167; 0.17