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Nature reserves

Lion Wood

The wood (9.2ha) contains many large mature trees, especially of sycamore and oak.

The canopy also includes other species (chestnut, beech, hornbeam and birch) and has a varied age structure. The shrub layer contains holly and elder and in one area cherry laurel.

The ground flora is not diverse but includes localised bluebells. Some parts of Lion Wood are reputed to be ancient woodland.

Species of interest: range of woodland birds including jays and green woodpeckers. Bats (probable), grey squirrel.

Access: path, informal tracks, steps. Main path is used as short cut but is also generally well used.

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