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Swyncombe Estate
OS grid reference:SU 684 904
Nearest postcode:RG9 6EA
Usual work:Scrub clearance

Swyncombe Estate consists of over 600 acres of high, mature beech woodland and chalk grassland in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB). This privately-owned site is managed under the Defra Higher Level Stewardship scheme in order to protect and encourage the species-rich habitats at the site that are synonymous with the Chilterns. Swyncombe Estate is absolutely bursting with 'indicator species' like kidney vetch and pyramidal orchids in spring, and it affords stunning views over the chalk downs and the Oxfordshire Plain. OCV have assisted at Swyncombe Estate by removing succession scrub to increase and preserve this chalk grassland Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Since it is privately owned, you should come along to an OCV task at the site if you wish to see it!