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Sherwood Heath
LNR Type: Rural
County: Nottinghamshire
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Regional Team:
East Midlands
Year of Declaration: 1987
Declaring Authority: Newark & Sherwood District Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SK 647 675
Location: Ollerton, NG22 9DR
Owned by: Newark and Sherwood District Council
Managed by: Sherwood Forest Trust
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Sherwood Heath, Ollerton Roundabout, Ollerton
Visitor facilities: Dogs on leads. Half mile circular walk.
What to see: Cut vegetation is taken to DRAX Power station as biomass fuel which truly is sustainable management! The site already supports over 22 butterfly species such as the Small Skipper which feeds mainly on Yorkshire fog grass, the Speckled Wood which inhabits open deciduous woodland and rides, and the Small Heath which flies low to the ground and feeds on bents and fescue grasses that are characteristic of Sherwood Heath. It is also really important for moths and there is a rare species of fly found here and only on 4 other British sites!
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Friends of Sherwood Heath and the Sherwood Forest Trust
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Sherwood Forest Trust tel; 01623 821490
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Last Updated: 21/01/2013
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