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Crab Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Hampshire
Interest Biological
Area 73.0 hectares (180 acres)
Notification 1985
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Crab Wood is a 73-hectare (180-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Winchester in Hampshire. An area of 37.8 hectares (93 acres) is also a Local Nature Reserve.

This site has been wooded at least since the sixteenth century. It has a hazel layer which has been coppiced, large oaks and some beech, ash and birch trees. There is a rich butterfly fauna, including purple emperors.

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