Gamlingay Wood

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Gamlingay Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Location Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL 241 534 [1]
InterestBiological
Area48.4 hectares [1]
Notification 1983 [1]
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Gamlingay Wood is a 48.4-hectare (120-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) north of Gamlingay in Cambridgeshire. [1] [2] It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. [3]

This is ancient ash/maple woodland on sandy loam soil, an unusual habitat in lowland England. Ground flora include dog's mercury, yellow archangel, wood anemone and the nationally restricted oxlip. [4] The flora is diverse due to the varied soils, and there are hundreds of species of mushrooms and toadstools. Birds include barn owls, garden warblers and blue tits. The 70-hectare (170-acre) Wildlife Trust site includes Sugley Wood, which is not part of the SSSI. [3] [5]

There is access from Gamlingay Road and by a footpath from Gamlingay village.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Designated Sites View: Gamlingay Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. "Map of Gamlingay Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. 1 2 "Gamlingay Wood". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. "Gamlingay Wood citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. "Welcome to Gamlingay and Sugley Wood" (PDF). Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

Coordinates: 52°09′54″N0°11′13″W / 52.165°N 0.187°W / 52.165; -0.187