Location rankings

Rank Title Description Species total
21 Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood in the north of Northamptonshire is the largest surviving remnant of Rockingham Forest. Most of the wood is managed by the Forestry Commission.  It includes ancient mixed broadleaf and areas of former conifer that are being allowed to regenerate. There are 17 ponds, a stream, glades, swallow holes and a disused railway line. The FC have for years been operating an Ancient Woodland Project here and have recently embarked on a ride-widening project.

22 Tim Hodge's garden, Horsey, East Norfolk

Garden is a small subset (0.02 hectares) of the 1 km square TG4523. Part of a small hamlet surrounded by arables fields, hedgerows and small woodlands, close to the Broads and the coast.

23 Woods Mill Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

Woods Mill is the headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust and an environmental education centre. The nature reserve provides a peaceful setting comprising coppice woodland, meadows, big hedgerows and a large reed-fringed pond.

24 TM2499 (Shotesham, Norfolk)

1 km square, heavily covered in 2013 but other records from 2006 onwards now totted up also. 

Grand total last updated 8th October 2018 (taxon groups not fully updated yet)


25 Burton & Chingford Ponds LNR

A microcosm of different habitats within one site - various woodland, carr, wet heath, bog, acid grassland and two large ponds. Jointly managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust and West Sussex County Council.

26 Shortheath Common

Hampshire County Council owned SSSI / SAC.

27 Beddington Farmlands


400 acre site in South London currently being developed into a major urban nature reserve. Mixed habitat of lakes, species rich grassland, woodland edge, old sewage farm and landfill


28 Ickworth Park

A 723 ha classic National Trust parkland estate in west Suffolk, with a Mansion in the centre. The habitats include 250 ha of woodland (some ancient, most secondary) and hundreds of mature and veteran trees in the grazed parkland. There are some wetland habitats along the central stream, with its 2 lakes. The 366 ha of grasslands have mostly been agriculturally improved, but some are unimproved, there is some arable land, although most of the parkland is in long term restoration to grassland with trees.

29 Sutton Courtenay (1km square)

A 1km square in the middle of the Oxfordshire village of Sutton Courtenay, covering the river Thames and some scrubby bits of waste ground, a 'millenium common' (rank scrubby grassland), and some gardens. Recorded in by Richard Comont for the 2013 and 2014 1000 species in a 1km square challenges

30 Cullaloe LNR

A Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve in Fife, VC85, which was formerly the reservoir for nearby Burntisland before being decommissioned in the 1980s.

The reserve comprises two ponds, the main one of which is an SSSI because it contains Mudwort, for which the water level is dropped in the autumn. Other water features include a stream flowing along one flank and some filter beds from the reservoir. There is some mixed woodland, a small stand of pines and extensive Willow/Birch scrub.



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