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Burley and Rushpit Woods
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Burley Wood
Area of Search Rutland
Interest Biological
Area 161.2 hectares
Notification 1992
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Burley and Rushpit Woods is a 161.2 hectares (398 acres) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in the parish of Burley, east of Oakham in Rutland.

These woods on upper Lias clay have many mature and over-mature trees and considerable dead wood. The dominant tree is oak in most of the forest, giving way to ash in the remainder. The lichens are of regional importance, and the invertebrates include one Red Data Book and five nationally scarce species.

The woods are private land with no public access.

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