FRIENDS OF WICKEN WOOD
A detailed look into our work taking place at Wicken Wood.
Friends of Wicken Wood
Wicken Wood is located in both Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, approximately 3 miles west of Deanshanger, 7 miles north of Buckingham and 7 miles east of Silverstone. The A43, A413, A422 and A5 provides excellent communications to the woodlands. Minor roads, estate tracks and rides also facilitate access to and through the estate.
The woodland is set in a predominantly arable landscape. The woodlands provide structural and ecological diversity within this area; and are of high importance in this landscape. The woodlands are part of the Whittlebury SSSI complex although have no SSSI designation themselves.
The woodlands are primarily deciduous and can be divided into three categories; Mixed broadleaves and conifers, mixed broadleaves and conifers with mixed broadleaves. The ride network when under management could offer up to 15ha of open space. Circa 52 ha or 68% of the woodland is classified as ancient semi natural woodland; (ASNW) while 32 ha or 32% is planted ancient woodland; (PAWS).
Unfortunately, ash dieback is present in many areas of the woods and will be a driver in how the woodland will be managed in the future.
The woodlands are generally level with heights above sea level (ASL) at around 100-120m ASL.
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