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Abbots Wood, East Sussex **


Grid ref: TQ 565 075

3-miles south-west of Hailsham

Large mixed woodland, managed by Forest Enterprise.

Historically excellent for butterflies, moths and many other species, both flora and fauna.


Access details: Car park with charge at TQ 568 072. Follow signposts off A22 or A27


Key species Pearl Bordered Fritillary, Grizzled Skipper, Silver Washed Fritillary,  White Admiral

Other species Purple Hairstreak, Glow worm, Nightingale, Dormice

Occasional species Wall, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary,  Broad-bordered Bee Hawk

Site description Ancient Woodland, improving steadily with recent management. Good stands of mature oak. Unmetalled rides can be very muddy. Popular with local dog walkers. Pleasant picnic area at car park.

Author Graham Parris

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