Ashridge Commons and Woods
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Grid referenceSP975135
Area640.1 hectares
Location mapMagic Map

Ashridge Commons and Woods is a 640.1 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. It is located in Little Gaddesden, and is part of the National Trust Ashridge Estate in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[1][2]

This site is mainly semi-natural vegetation, with has extensive areas of woodland, grass and scrub. There are many species of breeding birds, including some which are rare nationally, such as firecrests. Other species which are locally rare are common redstart, nightingale and wood warbler. There are a number of small ponds which support populations of amphibians and invertebrates.[1]

The entrance to the Ashridge Estate is in Moneybury Hill, Ringshall.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Ashridge Commons & Woods citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Map of Ashridge Commons & Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Ashridge Estate". National Trust. Retrieved 19 December 2014.

51°48′42″N 0°35′14″W / 51.81164°N 0.5871°W / 51.81164; -0.5871