Cow Wood and Harry's Wood

Cow Wood and Harry's Wood is a 75.5-hectare (187-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Handcross in West Sussex. it is in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[1][2]

This area of ancient semi-natural woodland is crossed by ghylls, streams in steep valleys which have a warm and moist microclimate. Forty-seven species of breeding birds have been recorded, including wood warbler, willow tit, hawfinch and lesser spotted woodpecker.[3]

Cow Wood and Harry's Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of SearchWest Sussex
Grid referenceTQ 270 298[1]
InterestBiological
Area75.5 hectares (187 acres)[1]
Notification1985[1]
Location mapMagic Map

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Cow Wood and Harry's Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Map of Cow Wood and Harry's Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Cow Wood and Harry's Wood citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

Coordinates: 51°03′14″N 0°11′20″W / 51.054°N 0.189°W

List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in West Sussex

In England, Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) are designated by Natural England, which is responsible for protecting England's natural environment. Designation as an SSSI gives legal protection to the most important wildlife and geological sites. As of March 2019 there are 77 SSSIs in West Sussex, of which 53 are biological, 18 are geological and 6 are both biological and geological.

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Geological

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