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Walden Countryside Local Wildlife Sites

The table below includes all Local Wildife Sites (LoWS) for north Uttlesford parishes plus Proposed Local Wildlife Sites (PLoWS) in the UDC 2007 list, Sites of Special Scientific Intererest (SSSIs) and the single National Nature Reserve (NNR)

Ist Column: Parish (Ufd numbers are codes for the parish Local Wildlife Sites and click through to the Essex Wildlife Trust map of the site - these maps have very few details about the site - it is better to click through using the "Site Details" column)

Site details: Name of site and click through to detailed map and wildlife interest of the site at the time of the last survey (usually long ago).

Size: Given in hectares (2.5 acres) except some roadside verges where "m" indicates the length in metres

Ownership: Owner of land if known (not yet complete)

Public access: Rights of Way which cross or border the land or full access details if permitted (not yet complete)

Walden Countryside is very keen to gather up-to-date information about each site and identify the site owners (to seek permission for survey work and to offer advice on conservation work and possible grant-aid).

If you would like to help survey some of your local sites, click here to download a survey form and instructions. You can then email completed survey forms to info@organic-countryside.co.uk

Click a parish for a list of its Wildlife Sites

Arkesden Debden Hadstock Little Chesterford Quendon & Rickling Strethall Wicken Bonhunt
Ashdon Elmdon Hempstead Little Sampford Radwinter Thaxted Widdington
Chrishall Great Chesterford Langley Littlebury Saffron Walden Wendens Lofts Wimbish
Clavering Great Sampford Little Bardfield Newport Sewards End Wendens Ambo  

 

Arkesden

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd30

Becketts Paddock

1.1 ?

fp on SW edge

Ufd38

Green Man Meadows

0.7 ?

road on E side

Ufd50

Arkesden Chalk Pit

0.5 ? none

Ashdon

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

NNR/SSSI Hales Wood NNR 8.4 Private/ Natural England none (request permit from Natural England)
SSSI Shadwell Wood NR 7.0 Essex Wildlife Trust full permissive access
SSSI Nunn Wood 9.5 Private fp through wood
SSSI Ashdon Meadows SSSI 1.3 Private fp on part of border

Ufd157

Brights Wood

3.9

Private

None

Ufd163

Hales Wood South

18.1

Private

None

Ufd166

Shadwell Wood West

2.0

Private

None

Ufd175

Little Hales Wood

14.3

Forestry Commission

full access land

Ufd182

Burnt House Meadow

0.8

Private

fp on S & E border

Ufd193

Ashdon Road Special Roadside Verge

20m

ECC Highways

roadside verge

Ufd201

Wilderness Grove

1.7

Private

fp along whole length

Ufd202

Home Wood

5.7

Private

fp on short length of SW border

Ufd219

Griggs Grove

3.3

Private

None

Chrishall

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd2

Bottom Roughway Wood

1.2

Private

byway on W side

Ufd3

Roughway Wood/Oldfield Grove

10.0

Private

several fps

Ufd4

Building End Meadows

4.8

Private

fp on S edge

Ufd8

Chrishall Parish Church

0.6

Church grounds

full access

Ufd10

Park Wood, Chrishall

36.4

Private

fps on all sides except W

Clavering

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd5

Oxbury Wood

6.4

Private

none

Ufd14

Arnold's Spring

1.3

Private

fp on W side

Ufd16

Scotch Wood

3.2

Private

none

Ufd29

Stickling Green

1.1

?

? open access?

Ufd31

Scotts Pasture

0.7

?

?

Ufd49

Rickling Special Roadside Verge

215 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Debden

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

SSSI Debden Water SSSI 20.8 Private 2 fps along whole length

Ufd115

Horseley Wood/Cabbage Wood/Pig's Parlour

24.9

Private

fp through Cabbage Wood

Ufd120

Howe Wood, Debden

12.9

Private

Bridle Way through wood

Ufd126

Peverel's Wood

19.1

Private

None

Ufd145

Littley Wood West

5.3

Private

Byway on W edge

Ufd151

Smiths Green Special Roadside Verge

100 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd158

Littley Wood East

3.7

Private

fp on E edge

Ufd160

Grove Spring

2.6

Private

fp on SE & NE edges

Ufd164

Rowney Wood

67.0

Forestry Commission

Open Access

Ufd171

Beck's Wood

1.5

Private

fp on SE edge

Ufd174

Debden Green Special Roadside Verge

3000 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Elmdon

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd6

Langley Upper Green Special Roadside Verge

690 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd11

Cane's Walk

4.0

?

green lanes on SW & SE edges

Ufd12

Cane's Walk Strip

0.7

?

fps almost all round

Ufd18

Cooper's End Special Roadside Verge

400 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd21

Cooper's End Meadow

1.4

?

rights of way all round

Ufd25

Daw's Grove

3.6


road on SE edge

Ufd26

Daw's Grove Special Roadside Verge

480 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd27

Rockell's Wood

3.6

?

bridleway on E edge

Ufd32

Free Wood

26.7

?

rights of way all round

Great Chesterford

Site details

 

Ownership

Public access

Ufd71

A11 Chesterford Special Roadside Verge

6000 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd74

Great Chesterford Road Verge

0.15

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd103

Burton Wood

2.1

?

road on SW edge

Ufd104

Crave Hall Meadow

0.6

?

ridleway on N edge

Great Sampford

Site details

 

Ownership

Public access

SSSI West Wood NR 23.8 Essex Wildlife Trust Full Permissive Access + bridleway

Ufd248

Great Sampford Road Bank

400 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd253

Great Sampford Sand Pit

1.9

?

fp on N edge

Ufd272

Scales Grove

3.0

Private

None

Hadstock

Site details

 

Ownership

Public access

Ufd132

Harrison Sayer Reserve EWT Reserve

1.2

Essex Wildlife Trust

Full Permissive Access

Ufd137

Hadstock Wood

3.9

Private

None (road on W edge)

Hempstead

Site details

 

Ownership

Public access

Ufd245

Wincelow Pasture

0.5

??

fp on S & W side

Ufd246

Hempstead Church Meadow

0.4

??

open access??

Ufd247

Holbrook Wood

7.0

private

fp on SW boundary

Ufd266

Hempstead Wood 69.4

Forestry Conmmission (private)

bridleway on S & W boundary

Ufd275

Lakehouse Grove

5.4

private

fp to NW corner

Langley

Site details

 

Ownership

Public access

Ufd1

Langley Lower Green Special Roadside Verge

90 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Little Bardfield

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

NONE??


 



Little Chesterford

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd82

Little Chesterford Verges

0.33

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd101

Emanuel Wood

9.1


none

Ufd110

Paddock Wood

8.7


none

Little Sampford

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd228

Friars Farm Meadow

0.6

?

fp on W edge

Ufd243

Alrey Wood 2

5.4

?

fp on SE edge

Ufd268

Little Sampford Special Roadside Verge

400 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd271

Sampford Hall Wood

3.6

?

None

Ufd273

Great Howe Wood

6.1

?

None (v short fp on S edge)

Ufd274

Mount Hall Wood

9.3

?

None

Littlebury

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd34

Lee Wood (South)

4.7


none

Ufd35

Lee Wood (North)

2.2


none

Ufd39

Ash Grove

1.2


fp on N edge

Ufd40

Felsted Croft Grove

0.6


none

Ufd41

Catmere End (West) Special Roadside Verge

200 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd42

Wilford's Wood

1.0


bridleway on S edge

Ufd43

Bixett Wood

2.4


bridleway on W & S edge

Ufd44

Beavers Wood

1.9


brideway S & e edges

Ufd45

Ann's Wood

4.0


bridleway on E edge

Ufd46

Green Wood/Teapond Grove

12.2


bridlewaty on N edge

Ufd51

Cups/Bush Pasture Groves

1.4


none

Ufd57

Howe Wood, Catmere End

34.6


road on N edge

Ufd61

Catmere End (East) Special Roadside Verge

250 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd68

Strethall Road Special Roadside Verge

600 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Newport

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd79

Wicken Water Marsh

2.8


green lane to N

Ufd89

Newport - Debden Road Protected Roadside Verge

0.4

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd90

Kiora Pastures

1.6


roads on W & S

Quendon & Rickling

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd72

Broom/Burney Woods

34.6


bridleway on part W fp through E/W

Ufd73

Coney Acre

5.6


many bridleways & fps through & on edge

Ufd77

Bushy Lays/Spring Close

10.6


none

Ufd80

Quendon Park

21.3


none

Ufd87

Paynsden Wood

4.0


fp N-S W of M11

Radwinter

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd189

Homestead Grove

1.6


fp on N & S edges

Ufd200

Radwinter Manor Place

3.0


fp on E edge

Ufd208

Roundlay Grove

0.5


None

Ufd210

Burntfield Grove

2.7


fp on N edge

Ufd211

Tilekiln Grove

2.0


fp on S edge

Ufd222

Plough Meadow

0.6


roads on two sides

Ufd225

Cowless Hall Meadows

3.1


fp

Ufd226

Little Bendysh Wood

33.3

Forestry Commission

Open Access

Ufd229

Haylock's Fen

0.1


fp

Ufd232

Great Bendysh Wood

58.6

Forestry Commission

Open Access

Ufd233

Clay Wood

2.8

Ted Browne

None

Saffron Walden

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd88

River Cam Wet Woods

8.1 Audley End Estate? bridleway on part E side

Ufd91

Saffron Walden – Audley End Park Wall Protected Roadside Verge

0.36

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd92

Saffron Walden Golf Course

25.0


none

Ufd93

Spring Wood

16.4


none

Ufd96

Audley Park Pastures

9.5


fp on N edge

Ufd107

Brakey Lee Wood

4.7


fp on E edge

Ufd109

Westley Wood

3.9


none

Ufd117

Saffron Walden – Roos Hill Protected Roadside Verges

0.3

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd119 Grimsditch Wood 13.0 private fp on E edge
Ufd122 Little Grimsditch Wood 3.8 private none

Ufd124

Ashdon Road Verges

0.09

ECC Highways

roadside verge

Ufd129

Fulfen Slade Lane

1500 m

ECC Highways

byway- green lane

Ufd139

Whitehill Wood

8.1

private

public road on S boundary

Ufd142

Madge Hobbs Wood

3.5

private

none

PLoWS Limefield Pit NR 0.4 EWT None

Sewards End

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd136

Pounce Wood

13.6

private

none

Ufd147

Mollpond Wood

2.8

private

public road on NW boundary

Ufd155

Martins Wood

4.9

private

fp on N boundary

Ufd156

Robins Grove/Hills Wood

8.5

private

public road on NE boundary

Ufd162

Noakes Grove

3.4

Walden Countryside NR

permisive access at all times

Ufd185

Oak Wood

2.1

private

fp on N boundary

Ufd135

Ashdon Road Protected Roadside Verges

0.1

ECC Higways

public road verge

Ufd165

Redgates Lane

0.1

ECC Higways & Walden Countryside

public road verge

PLoWS Saffron House Lane 0.2 ECC Highways? bridleway

Strethall

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd37

Strethall Wood

12.2

private

fp on W bridleway on S edges

Ufd52

Howe Wood, Strethall Special Roadside Verge

400 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd53

Strethall Field Special Roadside Verge

200 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Thaxted

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd188

Cutler's Green Special Roadside Verge

600 m

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd192

Home Wood, Thaxted

4.4


fp on W & SE edges

Ufd195

Brown's Wood

1.5


bridleway on E edge

Ufd198

Cutlers Green (EWT Nature Conservation Area)

1.7

?

full access

Ufd213

Folly Mill Special Roadside Verge

10 m

ECC Highways

roadside verge

Ufd220

Thaxted Churchyard

0.6

churchyard

full access

Ufd221

Bow Croft Wood

3.0


fp on E edge

Ufd255

Marks Wood

4.0


none

Wenden Lofts

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd7

High Wood

49.6

private (was Forestry Commission)

none

Ufd9

Mead Bushes Wood

10.5

?

bridleway on S & W edges

Wendens Ambo

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd62

Wendens Ambo Lane

800 m

ECC Highways

bridleway - green lane

Ufd81

Wendens Ambo Station Road Protected Roadside Verge

0.2

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Wicken Bonhunt

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd60

Wicken Bonhunt Churchyard

0.4

churchyard

open access

Ufd64

Wicken Bonhunt Special Roadside Verge

250

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Widdington

Site details

Size

Ownership

Public access

Ufd99

London Jock Wood

15.4

private

fp on S bridleway on E edges

Ufd106

Widdington - Waldegraves Protected Roadside Verges

0.2

ECC Highways

Roadside verge

Ufd111 Prior's Wood/High Wood 47.0 ? many fps through wood

Ufd114

Park Wood, Widdington

2.9


fp on W edge

Ufd118

High/Prior's Wood Lane

1.6 ECC Highways

bridleway - green lane

Wimbish

Name of site

Size

Owned by

Public access?

Ufd138

Elder Street Special Roadside Verge

1080 m

ECC Highways

Roadside Verge

Ufd161

Crowney Wood

8.9

R Haigh Cole End Farm ??

none

Ufd167

Harrison's Wood

1.5

R Haigh Cole End Farm ??

SW edge fp

Ufd177

Wimbish Lanes

3500 m

ECC Highways?

Green Lanes or Bridle Ways

Ufd191

Reedings Grove

1.5

Private

SW edge fp

Ufd197

Bush Croft

1.8

H.WISEMAN & SON(WIMBISH)LIMITED Pinkeys Manor, Mill Road, Wimbish, Saffron Walden, England, CB10 2XD

N & E edge fp (possible permissive path through centre)

Ufd199

Howlett End Special Roadside Verge

640 m

ECC Highway

Roadside verge

Ufd214

Ellis Green

3.3

Common with no owner (plus Scotch Patch - managed by Walden Countryside)

Open access at all times

Ufd176

Scabbard's Wood

2.4

private

None except via Rowney Wood which has short NW border with wood

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Updated 10 June2019