Longleat Woods & Parks IPA
Location: Longleat House, near Warminster in Wiltshire, just off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury.
Grid Reference: ST 802 429
Longleat Woods & Parks IPA has been recognised as one of 165 Important Plant Areas in the UK
The key features of this IPA are:
This site is a large, ancient, semi-natural, broadleaved woodland with a predominantly high forest structure, which is unique to South West Britain.
There are a wide range of woodland types present, some of which are more characteristic of central England and which occur only rarely in the west.
Longleat Woods and Park are rich in ground flora and an exceptional diversity of bryophytes and lichens, including several species with nationally restricted distribution.