including Shuttocks Woods and surroundings
Recorders: Rachel Inhestor Altitude 90m Length 1918m time : 1hour
Lying at the top of the Magnesian Limestone ridge this transect includes SSSI site Roach Lime Hills and is partly unimproved calcareous grassland but there is encroaching scrub. Transect also cuts through broadleaved woodland and includes a public footpath which passes through farmland crops.
S1 Unimproved calcareous grassland and a little scrub
S2 an Arable Field
S3 edge of an arablel field with a hedgeline
S4 fottpath with calcareous grassland beyond the hedge linings also bordering Woodland
S5Calcareous grassland of teh SSI managed in sections by sheep
S7 + S8 Wooded area on the edge of housing estate
S9 Scrubby area with patches of calcareous grassland.