Foxcote Reservoir and Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of SearchBuckinghamshire
Grid referenceSP711364
InterestBiological
Area48.3 hectares
Notification1984
Location mapMagic Map

Foxcote Reservoir and Wood is a 48.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Akeley and Maids Moreton in Buckinghamshire.[1][2] An area of 34 hectares is managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.[3]

The reservoir was created in 1956 by damming a small tributary of the River Great Ouse, and is important for wintering wildfowl, especially shoveler ducks and Bewick's swans. The area around the reservoir has woodland, meadows and ponds. Plants include the greater butterfly orchid and the herb Paris quadrifolia.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Foxcote Reservoir and Wood citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Map of Foxcote Reservoir and Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Foxcote Reservoir". Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 25 February 2020.

Coordinates: 52°01′16″N 0°57′54″W / 52.021°N 0.965°W / 52.021; -0.965