Wessington Wood & Pasture
Know before you go
Grazing animalsThe pasture is sometimes grazed by livestock
In autumn and winter, the woodland areas stay muddy so strong shoes/boots are advised. Take care when walking near the pond as there are several large deep holes which can be hidden by rank vegetation in the summer months.
Terrain can be very difficult and visitors are advised to take care. There is not wheelchair access on this reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to August
About the reserve
The woodland at the reserve contains some very large ancient hazel trees and a good mix of typical understorey shrubs like spindle, blackthorn and sweet briar, a few ancient perry pear trees at the top of the glade, dead elm trees, together with some regenerating elm. In the pasture there are patches of wild daffodils and areas of semi-improved pasture flanking the glade valley. This pasture contains a number of interesting plants, including dwarf thistle, adder's tongue, and autumn ladies tresses, as well as a varied selection of typical meadow butterflies.
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