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Great Breach Wood

Extensive woodland with a rich scrub understorey

This wood has been very heavily influenced by humans. It was a 19th century oak plantation, some of which was subsequently clear-felled and replanted with conifers. The site has 170 county notable species, many nationally scarce invertebrate species and several Red Data Book beetles, moths and flies. An interesting ground flora more usually associated with ancient woodland sites has developed and over 600 species of fungi have been recorded.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Gilling Down
1 miles - Somerset Wildlife Trust
New Hill & Tannegar
1 miles - Somerset Wildlife Trust
Dundon Beacon
1 miles - Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Half a mile south of Compton Dundon and three miles south-east of Street
Great Breach Wood
Somerset
Map reference
ST 50253 31554
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Sep - Nov
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
60.00 hectares
Access
Contact the Trust for access information.
Parking
yes
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Somerset Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01823 652400
enquiries@somersetwildlife.org