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.


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.

sphagnum mosses.

Year Round

willow tit, linnet.



Post code
PE32 1NP
Map reference
OS Landranger 132
Grid reference
TF 698 161
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