Extensive woodland with a rich scrub understorey
This wood has been very heavily influenced by humans. It was a 19th century oak plantation, some of which was subsequently clear-felled and replanted with conifers. The site has 170 county notable species, many nationally scarce invertebrate species and several Red Data Book beetles, moths and flies. An interesting ground flora more usually associated with ancient woodland sites has developed and over 600 species of fungi have been recorded.
Species and habitats