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Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Oxfordshire
Interest Biological
Area 41.8 hectares (103 acres)
Notification 1986
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Hartslock is a 41.8-hectare (103-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-east of Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. An area of 29.4 hectares (73 acres) is a Special Area of Conservation and an area of 10 hectares (25 acres) is a nature reserve owned and managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust,

This site on the east bank of the River Thames has diverse semi-natural habitats, including species-rich chalk downland, ancient yew woodland, semi-natural broadleaved woodland, riverside fen and scrub. Hartslock Wood is one of the sites listed in 1915 by Charles Rothschild, the founder of the Wildlife Trusts, as "worthy of preservation". The wood has a variety of tree species including beech and yew, and there is a large colony of badgers.

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