Sandlings Forest is a 2,483.8 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in two large blocks, Rendlesham Forest and Tunstall Forest, and two small ones, between Woodbridge and Aldeburgh in Suffolk. It is partly in the Sandlings Special Protection Area under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds. It is in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Pond in Rendlesham Forest
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These commercial coniferous plantations are designated an SSSI for their internationally important bird populations. Surveys in the 1990s found 81 singing nightjars, around 2% of the number in Britain, and 71 woodlarks, approximately 5% of the British population.
There are public footpaths through the woods.
- "Designated Sites View: Sandlings Forest". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
- "Map of Sandlings Forest". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
- "Special Protection Areas under the EC Birds Directive. Sandlings" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
- "Designated Sites View: Sandlings". Special Protection Area. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
- "Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2013–2018" (PDF). Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. p. 76. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
- "Sandlings Forest citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
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