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Heathlake - Site of Special Scientific Interest

Heathlake - Site of Special Scientific Interest

Location

Nine Mile Ride, RG40 3AY.

Parking

A car park can be reached from the Nine Mile Ride - B3430.

About Heathlake

Heathlake is an area of woodland and heathland in the parish of Wokingham Without. The shallow 7 acre lake is the only acid lake in Berkshire. This means it has a naturally high pH which supports several rare plants, including the water-milfoil and the 6 stemmed water crowfoot. This makes it a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Find out more about Sites of Special Scientific Interest on the Natural England website.

Nature reserve

Coniferous woodland and scrub birch are being actively managed to restore the lowland heath. Most practical work is carried out along with the local friends groups and voluntary conservationists.

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