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.
willow tit, linnet.