Hadleigh and Daws Heath Complex
supporting a wide range of wildlife including species which are scarce and declining
An important historical landscape of ancient woodland with areas of open land supporting a wide range of wildlife including species which are scarce and declining in southern England.
The scheme objectives are to:
- Conserve and positively manage ancient woodland and other important habitats which will benefit wildlife and people
- Encourage the local community to use the land with public access and to be proud of its conservation and heritage value
- Safeguard and connect exisiting Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) habitats within the landscape to make them more robust and sustainable
Virtual tour by Mike McFarlane
A Vision Document has been drafted.
A new visitor Centre is proposed to provide an educational and community facility - Belfairs Woodland Resource Centre (Joint initiative with Essex Wildlife Trust and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council) and it is at preplanning stage.
Trust reserves within the scheme
This scheme is helping species including...
Dormouse, Heath Fritillary butterfly
Local Authorities, local landowners.