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Sussex Wildlife Trust

The Sussex Wildlife Trust is a wildlife trust and a registered charity[2] covering the counties of East Sussex and West Sussex, England.[3] The Trust's Chief Executive is Tor Lawrence who succeeds Tony Whitbread.[4]

Sussex Wildlife Trust
Woods Mill offices.jpg
Woods Mill offices
Formation1961
Membership
30,000
Official language
English
Chief Executive
Tor Lawrence[1]
Websitesussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

The trust has its headquarters at Woods Mill near Small Dole and has 30,000 members including junior members. The Woods Mill site is itself a nature reserve with a lake, woodland and meadows.[citation needed]

The Trust manages 5000 acres (20 km²) of downland, woodland, wetland and heath. Their work also includes environmental education, working with land owners, companies and local communities to conserve Sussex. The Trust also manages many projects across the county of Sussex including the Gatwick Greenspace partnership.[5]

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Contents

KeyEdit

SitesEdit

Site Photograph Area[a] Location[a] Public access Classifications Description
Amberley Wildbrooks[6]   80 hectares
(200 acres)
Amberley
50°54′47″N 0°32′10″W / 50.913°N 0.536°W / 50.913; -0.536 (Amberley Wildbrooks)
TQ030136
FP
Brickfield Meadow[7]   1.4 hectares
(3.5 acres)
Uckfield
51°01′08″N 0°05′49″E / 51.019°N 0.097°E / 51.019; 0.097 (Brickfield Meadow)
TQ472265
YES
Burton and Chingford Ponds[8]   56 hectares
(140 acres)
Petworth
50°57′11″N 0°36′32″W / 50.953°N 0.609°W / 50.953; -0.609 (Burton and Chingford Ponds)
SU978180
YES
Cooksbridge Meadow[9] 9 hectares
(22 acres)
Fernhurst
51°02′06″N 0°43′30″W / 51.035°N 0.725°W / 51.035; -0.725 (Cooksbridge Meadow)
SU895270
YES
Ditchling Beacon[10]   24 hectares
(59 acres)
Hassocks
50°54′00″N 0°06′25″W / 50.900°N 0.107°W / 50.900; -0.107 (Ditchling Beacon)
TQ332129
YES
Ebernoe Common[11]   157 hectares
(390 acres)
Petworth
51°02′28″N 0°36′40″W / 51.041°N 0.611°W / 51.041; -0.611 (Ebernoe Common)
SU975278
YES
Eridge Rocks[12]   44 hectares
(110 acres)
Tunbridge Wells
51°05′53″N 0°13′05″E / 51.098°N 0.218°E / 51.098; 0.218 (Eridge Rocks)
TQ554355
YES SSSI[13] This is ancient woodland on clay with outcrops of sandstone which form cliffs up to ten metres high. Flora on the rocks include Tunbridge filmy fern, the mosses Dicranum scottianum and Orthodontium gracile and the liverworts Scapania umbrosa, Scapania gracilis and Harpanthus scutatus.[14]
Filsham Reedbed[15]   19 hectares
(47 acres)
Hastings
50°51′04″N 0°31′12″E / 50.851°N 0.520°E / 50.851; 0.520 (Filsham Reedbed)
TQ775088
YES LNR[16] SSSI[17]
Flatropers Wood[18]   38 hectares
(94 acres)
Rye
50°58′48″N 0°39′04″E / 50.980°N 0.651°E / 50.980; 0.651 (Flatropers Wood)
TQ862234
YES
Gillham Woods[19]   3 hectares
(7.4 acres)
Bexhill-on-Sea
50°50′10″N 0°26′13″E / 50.836°N 0.437°E / 50.836; 0.437 (Gillham Woods)
TQ717069
YES
Graffham Common[20]   38 hectares
(94 acres)
Petworth
50°58′05″N 0°40′26″W / 50.968°N 0.674°W / 50.968; -0.674 (Graffham Common)
SU932196
YES
Iping and Stedham Commons[21]   125 hectares
(310 acres)
Midhurst
50°59′28″N 0°47′13″W / 50.991°N 0.787°W / 50.991; -0.787 (Iping and Stedham Commons)
SU852220
YES
Levin Down[22]   28 hectares
(69 acres)
Chichester
50°54′36″N 0°44′24″W / 50.910°N 0.740°W / 50.910; -0.740 (Levin Down)
SU887130
YES
Malling Down[23]   85 hectares
(210 acres)
Lewes
50°52′59″N 0°01′19″E / 50.883°N 0.022°E / 50.883; 0.022 (Malling Down)
TQ423112
YES NCR[24] SAC[25] SSSI[26]
Marline Valley [27]   43 hectares
(110 acres)
Hastings
50°52′55″N 0°32′06″E / 50.882°N 0.535°E / 50.882; 0.535 (Marline Valley)
TQ784122
YES LNR[28] SSSI[29] This site has ancient woodland and species rich unimproved grassland. The wood has standards of pedunculate oak and coppice of hornbeam, hazel and sweet chestnut. A stream runs along a steep sided valley which has 61 species of mosses and liverworts, including some uncommon species.[30]
The Mens[31]   166 hectares
(410 acres)
Petworth
51°00′11″N 0°32′35″W / 51.003°N 0.543°W / 51.003; -0.543 (The Mens)
TQ023236
YES
Old Lodge [32]   74 hectares
(180 acres)
Uckfield
51°03′22″N 0°05′42″E / 51.056°N 0.095°E / 51.056; 0.095 (Old Lodge)
TQ469306
YES LNR[33] NCR[34] SAC[35] SPA[36] SSSI[37] This highland site is mainly grassland and heather, with areas of gorse and scattered birch and oak trees. There are also small Scots pine plantations. Birds include redstart and common crossbills and there are large nests of red wood ants.[32]
Pevensey Marshes[38]   150 hectares
(370 acres)
Pevensey
50°50′06″N 0°21′11″E / 50.835°N 0.353°E / 50.835; 0.353 (Pevensey Marshes)
TQ658066
NO NCR[39] Ramsar[40] SAC[41] SSSI[42]
Rye Harbour[43]   465 hectares
(1,150 acres)
Rye
50°56′13″N 0°45′47″E / 50.937°N 0.763°E / 50.937; 0.763 (Rye Harbour)
TQ942189
YES LNR[44] Ramsar[45] SAC[46] SPA[47] SSSI[48]
Seaford Head[49]   83 hectares
(210 acres)
Seaford
50°45′43″N 0°07′52″E / 50.762°N 0.131°E / 50.762; 0.131 (Seaford Head)
TV504980
YES LNR[50] NCR[51] SSSI[52]
Selwyns Wood[53]   11 hectares
(27 acres)
Heathfield
50°57′47″N 0°12′25″E / 50.963°N 0.207°E / 50.963; 0.207 (Selwyns Wood)
TQ551205
YES
Southerham Farm [54]   131 hectares
(320 acres)
Lewes
50°51′40″N 0°04′01″E / 50.861°N 0.067°E / 50.861; 0.067 (Southerham Farm)
TQ456089
YES
Waltham Brooks[55]   42 hectares
(100 acres)
Pulborough
50°57′11″N 0°32′31″W / 50.953°N 0.542°W / 50.953; -0.542 (Waltham Brooks)
TQ025181
FP
West Dean Woods[56]   17 hectares
(42 acres)
Chichester
50°55′55″N 0°47′56″W / 50.932°N 0.799°W / 50.932; -0.799 (West Dean Woods)
SU845154
NO SSSI[57]
Withdean Woods[58]   1 hectare
(2.5 acres)
Brighton
50°51′11″N 0°09′50″W / 50.853°N 0.164°W / 50.853; -0.164 (Withdean Woods)
TQ293075
PP LNR[59]
Woods Mill[60]   19 hectares
(47 acres)
Henfield
50°54′36″N 0°16′08″W / 50.910°N 0.269°W / 50.910; -0.269 (Woods Mill)
TQ218137
YES

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The area and location are taken from the Wildlife Trust page for each site.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tor Lawrence is appointed Chief Executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ Charity Commission. Sussex Wildlife Trust, registered charity no. 207005.
  3. ^ Sussex Wildlife Trust - Sussex Wildlife Trust
  4. ^ at Wildaboutkent.com
  5. ^ Gatwick Greenspace Partnership)
  6. ^ "Amberley Wildbrooks". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Brickfield Meadow". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Burton and Chingford Ponds". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Cooksbridge Meadow". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Ditchling Beacon". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Ebernoe Common". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Eridge Rocks". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Designated Sites View: Eridge Green". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  14. ^ [Eridge Green "https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/PDFsForWeb/Citation/1002853.pdf citation"] Check |url= value (help). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 January 2019. External link in |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Filsham Reedbed". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Designated Sites View: Filsham Reed Beds". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Designated Sites View: Combe Haven". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Flatropers Wood". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Gillham Woods". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Graffham Common". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Iping and Stedham Commons". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Levin Down". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Malling Down". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  24. ^ Ratcliffe, pp. 116-17
  25. ^ "Designated Sites View: Lewes Downs". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  26. ^ "Designated Sites View: Lewes Down". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  27. ^ "Marline Valley". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  28. ^ "Designated Sites View: Marline Wood". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  29. ^ "Designated Sites View: Marline Valley Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  30. ^ "Marline Valley Woods citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  31. ^ "The Mens". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  32. ^ a b "Old Lodge". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  33. ^ "Designated Sites View: Old Lodge, Nutley". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  34. ^ Ratcliffe, p. 115
  35. ^ "Designated Sites View: Ashdown Forest". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  36. ^ "Designated Sites View: Ashdown Forest". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  37. ^ "Designated Sites View: Ashdown Forest". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  38. ^ "Pevensey Marshes". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  39. ^ Ratcliffe, p. 166
  40. ^ "Designated Sites View: Pevensey Levels". Ramsar Site. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  41. ^ "Designated Sites View: Pevensey Levels". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  42. ^ "Designated Sites View: Pevensey Levels". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  43. ^ "Rye Harbour". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  44. ^ "Designated Sites View: Rye Harbour". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  45. ^ "Designated Sites View: Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay". Ramsar Site. Natural England. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  46. ^ "Designated Sites View: Dungeness". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  47. ^ "Designated Sites View: Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay". Special Protection Area. Natural England. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  48. ^ "Designated Sites View: Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  49. ^ "Seaford Head". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  50. ^ "Designated Sites View: Seaford Head". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  51. ^ Ratcliffe, p. 1
  52. ^ "Designated Sites View: Seaford to Beachy Head". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  53. ^ "Selwyns Wood". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  54. ^ "Southerham Farm". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  55. ^ "Waltham Brooks". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  56. ^ "West Dean Woods". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  57. ^ "Designated Sites View: West Dean Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  58. ^ "Withdean Woods". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  59. ^ "Designated Sites View: Withdean & Westdene Woods". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  60. ^ "Woods Mill". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 December 2018.

SourcesEdit

  • Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-21403-2.

Coordinates: 51°N 0°E / 51°N 0°E / 51; 0

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