Each of the areas listed below
forms part of the Wet Woodland. Conditions across the Wet Woodland vary
widely. Because it lies on an East facing slope, the areas furthest up the slope are
driest as water drains away (Cherry, Bluebell and Stony Areas). Some areas receive
more sun at ground level due to less tree cover (Stony and Clearing Areas). The soil
is dry and shallow in the Stony and Cherry Areas where the ground is quite loose with
chert rubble. The deepest and richest soil occurs in the Seepage. Together
with the high moisture levels, this enables a great variety of plants to grow that could
not thrive elsewhere in the Wet Woodland.
Click on the green button links to see
individual species lists.