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Shepherd's Close

A recently replanted woodland with an abundance of interesting fungi species

This site was donated to the Wildlife Trust in 1966 as a poplar plantation. In 1984 it was replanted as a mixed woodland of ash, maple and oak with naturally invading elm, hawthorn and blackthorn.

The site has passed through many phases and its biological interest has likewise changed. In 1984 it had common spotted-orchid, cowslip and adder's-tongue fern. Between 1988 and 1993 an amazing 319 species of moths were recorded, while in 1991 a total of 224 birds of 22 species were caught and ringed as part of the national monitoring scheme.

 

The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.

Nearby nature reserves

Grafham Water
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Brampton Wood
3 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Godmanchester Nature Reserve
8 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Nature reserve map

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.

Reserve information

Location
5.5 miles west of
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 134 707
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
1.20 hectares
Walking information
Wide rough path on slight gradient
Parking
On the Easton to Stonely road, park on the road near the site entrance
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Tel: 01954 713500
cambridgeshire@wildlifebcn.org