Wet Woodlink

Dorset is renowned for its quality and complex mosaics of habitats, one of these being wet woodland. Wet woodlands are a priority Biodiversity Action Plan Habitat as they are considered to be one of the most threatened habitats in the UK.

The Wet Woodlink Project

In August 2010 Dorset Wildlife Trust received financial support through Dorset AONB Sustainable Development Fund to initiate a new project “Wet Woodlink”.

This project will:

  • Create an inventory of areas of wet woodland along the Upper Hooke, Piddle and Frome catchments.
  • Survey some of the key species associated with this habitat including the Bechstien’s Bat, invertebrates and botanical interest particularly fungi and mosses.
  • Identify areas for creating, linking and buffering wet woodlands.
  • Provide management advice and identify possible wet woodland subsidies.

If you would like more advice about wet woodlands or the project please click here (PDF) or contact Emma Tomlin on 01305 264620 or

Do you have information about a Wet Woodland?

Do you know where there is a wet woodland? Let us know about it by completing the following form and help us to build a better picture of the wet woodlands of Dorset.

Yellow Pimpernel - Ken Dolbear

Photo caption: Yellow Pimpernel by Ken Dolbear


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