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Habitat Atlas - Broadleaved Woodland

Broadleaved & Mixed Woodland



  • BAP Broad habitat category Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Total Area in County


Broadleaved woodland is the most common and widespread 'natural' habitat in Staffordshire and small woodlands either of natural or planted origin can be encountered almost anywhere, however, there are several significant concentrations:

  • Churnet Valley (SK04) in the north-east is a heavily wooded river valley
  • Cannock Chase - despite its importance as a lowland heath, there are significant areas of broadleaved woodland within the area of the Chase, including the large ancient woodpasture of Brocton Coppice.
  • Needwood Forest (SK12) is a wide area of woodlands in East Staffordshire, including a number of ancient woodlands and woodpastures
  • South Staffordshire has significant areas around Aqualate (SJ80) and Kinver (SO88)
  • The Wooded Quarter (SJ73) in Newcastle has a higher than average proportion of woodlands


  1. This figure is based upon the SWT/SER habitat mapping which presently only covers 50% of the county so the figure is likely to be an under estimate, particularly for poor habitats, i.e. those not contained within Local Wildlife Sites

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