This dingle woodland consists of a mixture of
native broadleaved trees, where variations in steepness of the
bank, canopy cover, nutrient status and soil moisture have led to a
diverse mosaic of plants on the woodland floor. This variety of
plant life supports a large number of bird, mammal and insect
species. The site supports locally uncommon plant species including
herb-paris and oak fern.
Managing this site
The site is under private ownership. The special features of
this SSSI and CCW’s views about site management have been
summarised in a Site Management Statement, addressed to the owners
and managers of the land. The statement can be found in the
resource section below.
There is no public access to this site.
Gwernaffel may mean ‘alder-grove associated with Affel with
gwern ‘alder, alder-grove, alder-marsh, swamp, damp meadow’ and a
personal name Affel or Afel; Afel is not a common personal