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Inkpen Common

This small area of heathland (with bog) and areas of woodland covering 10.4 hectares, the reserve is a remnant of the former Inkpen Great Common and is now managed by BBOWT. In the past it was kept open because the local people had rights of common to graze their livestock, and without this cropping, gorse and birch would have taken over the common completely. Formerly Woodcock and Tree Pipit could have been found there, however these have been very rare for some time now, but Willow Warbler are frequent spring migrants and Cuckoos have been heard here. Grazing by ponies is gradually restoring the heathland habitat.

Grid Reference: SU3864

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