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Cawder, Wilderness Plantation

Introduction

The Wilderness Plantation is a block of semi-natural woodland, consisting mainly of birch and beech. It has the same broad outline as a mid-18th-century formal plantation that was part of the designed landscape of the Cawder estate.

The Wilderness Plantation is situated to the south-west of the current Cawder estate, of which it was once a part. The line of the Antonine Wall runs parallel to the northern boundary of the wood.

The Wilderness Plantation essentially retains its 18th-century outline but is now a continous block of woodland consisting largely of birch and beech of varying ages. There are scattered mature beech throughout the woodland and a high level of regeneration. There is at least one area of pine and oak. The woodland has high conservation value and is a significant feature in the local landscape.

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Features & Designations

Designations

  • Site of Special Scientific Interest

  • Reference: Cadder Wilderness

Features

  • Ha-ha
  • Description: Semi-circular ha-ha
Key Information

Type

Wilderness

Purpose

Conservation

Survival

Part: standing remains

Hectares

5

References

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