Vale of White Horse Parishes
The following wildlife habitats fall within this parish. They are listed according to their associated landscape type or local character area.
If you want more information about any of the sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) listed below, take a look at English Nature's Nature on the Map website. It may also be possible to find out a bit more about the unnamed wildlife habitats in the parish by contacting the Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) and quoting the site code next to the habitat description.
The majority of these wildlife habitats are on private land and access to them is not possible without permission of the landowner, unless there is a statutory right of way. However, many wildlife habitats in the county are open to the public. More information on these can be obtained from the Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum.
Site Code: 39T02
This site is an Iron Age hillfort. Limestone grassland is found on the fort embankments. This habitat is a national nature conservation priority. On the west side there is a wet marshy area in the fort ditch. Further west between the fort and a stream there is an area of wet woodland. These habitats are also national priorities for nature conservation.
Limestone grassland wildflowers found here include rock rose, small scabious, cowslip, harebell and horseshoe vetch. There is also a patch of meadow saxifrage. The wet woodland has a canopy of alder, willow and birch and underneath there are tall sedge and wetland wildflowers. Wetland wildflowers found here, and in the marshy area in the fort ditch, include marsh marigold, marsh bedstraw, meadowsweet and brooklime. A nationally scarce ladybird has been seen here.