East Winch Common, photo by Richard Osbourne 1/3
East Winch Common, photo by Richard Osbourne 2/3
East Winch Common, photo by Richard Osbourne 3/3

East Winch Common

East Winch Common is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is a good example of heathland dominated by heather. An area to the north is a former cricket pitch that is now acid grassland. The triangular nature reserve is home to a variety of uncommon plants growing in the damp hollows. It has been common land for over two hundred years and is now grazed with sheep or cattle.



Spring/summer

blackcap, cross-leaved heath, purple moor grass, marsh gentian, southern marsh orchid, cotton grass, sneezewort, bog pimpernel, water St John’s wort, eyebright, tormentil, dragonfly and damselfly.
Autumn/winter

sphagnum mosses.


Year Round

willow tit, linnet.

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PE32 1NP
Map reference
OS Landranger 132
Grid reference
TF 698 161
Designation
SSSI
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