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Piddles Wood

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This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

SSSI Name Piddles Wood
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This substantial oak woodland lies on raised ground immediately south of the River Stour in north Dorset. The underlying Kimmeridge Clay and Plateau Gravels have given rise to heavy neutral and lighter acid soils respectively and the woodland flora consequently varies in character. Rich and diverse communities of plants and animals typical of oak woodland in Dorset occur at Piddles Wood.

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes In addition to the woodland that bears its name this SSSI also includes the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve of Girdlers Copse which can be found on the other side of the main road.

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Natural England Distribution Map Species List Some Photographs Guidance Notes

These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it. Alternatively, click the map logo above and see their location on a map and then view the site details from there:

Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details) Headline
Piddles Wood Nature Reserve

A wonderful area of ancient oak woodland and hazel coppice, full of flowers and insects.


Girdlers Coppice Nature Reserve

Wonderful displays of betony and cow wheat in summer with lots of other flowers too including orchids in spring