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Thorpe Wood

An ancient woodland full of wildflowers, an unexpected treasure in an urban setting

This beautiful ancient woodland consists of a canopy of oak and ash with hazel and field maple below. The northern section is actively managed by traditional coppicing with baskets weaved around the stools to stop deer and rabbits grazing on them. The ground flora is diverse here, especially in spring when there are lots of wood anemones and a spectacular display of bluebells. The heavy clay soils provide the necessary ground conditions for ramsons, or wild garlic, to thrive - with its distinctive smell. There are a number of very large mature oaks, which provide an excellent home for a range of invertebrates. Woodpeckers can be frequently heard tapping in the summer.

 

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

Nearby nature reserves

Woodston Ponds
1 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Stanground Newt Ponds
3 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Stanground Wash
3 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
Peterborough
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 160 986
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
10.00 hectares
Status
Ancient Woodland
Walking information
Paths surfaced with hardcore/crushed limestone but may have leaf litter on the surface
Parking
Reserve car park on Holywell Way
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Tel: 01733 294543
peterborough@wildlifebcn.org