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:

  • The species richness of Broadleaved deciduous woodland: lowlands and parkland
  • 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.