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Waresley & Gransden Woods

Access to some parts of Gransden Wood has changed recently, please click here for more information (pdf)

Fine ancient woodland, carpeted with oxlips, bluebells and violets in the spring

Waresley and Gransden Woods are adjoining ancient oak-ash woods, home to many breeding birds. An abundance of wildflowers attracts many insects and over 500 species of moth and butterfly have been recorded here. There are many open grassy areas and in spring the ground is carpeted with bluebells, violets and oxlips.

This site is part of the West Cambridgeshire Hundreds Living Landscape Scheme.

 

For more information and photos visit the Voluntary Warden's website www.waresleywood.co.uk

 

Waresley and Gransden Woods leaflet (pdf) see downloads box below right

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Hayley Wood
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Nature reserve map

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012

Reserve information

Location
Near Waresley
Waresley
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 256 550
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Usually open at all times; however parts of the wood may be closed on occassional Sundays in winter for shooting
Size
50.00 hectares
Status
Ancient Woodland
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Living Landscape schemes
West Cambridgeshire Hundreds
Walking information
Gradient on walk in. Main rides good but slopes near stream
Parking
Park in the car park on Waresley Road
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Tel: 01954 713500
cambridgeshire@wildlifebcn.org

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