Maulden Heath

Address – within Maulden Wood (access via Deadman's Lay-by off the A6 MK45 3UZ)

Grid reference of centre of site – TL069385

 Maulden Heath is an area of around 30ha within Maulden Wood consisting of fields of undulating grassland, dry lichen heath and former conifer plantation on which heathland is being created.  It is managed by grazing.  Most of the area lies on sandy soils and so supports species that thrive on warm, well-drained soils such as harebell, gorse, sheep’s sorrel, solitary bees and reptiles.  In contrast, one field lies on clay and has a colourful show of meadow flowers such as black knapweed, ox-eye daisy and lady’s bedstraw in the summer.