WillesleyWood by Ian Retson
Jun 22 2021

Guided walk coming up soon – Willesley Wood, Leicestershire (17th July)

There is still time to book onto this guided walk for volunteers at Willesley Wood, near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire


Willesley Wood is a beautiful wood found in the heart of England’s National Forest, which is in Leicestershire. It boasts a diverse range of wildlife species, with over 100 bird species recorded, and trees including black poplar, alder and 3 species of willow. Trees planted more recently include oak, silver birch, willow and cherry. This site was one of the first woodlands to be created as part of the National Forest project and is made up of a mixture of maturing woodland, wetland and meadow and has a network of pathways and areas to discover. This area has a rich history; the site of the Oakthorpe Colliery boarders the western end of Willesley Wood. 


Join Woodland Trust warden and guided walk leader Ian Retson on a walk around Willesley Wood. Learn about this site, discover it’s rich history and find out about some of the practical conservation work that has been carried out there.


The walk is from 2pm – 4pm (approximately)


Booking is essential, please contact Amanda Brookes (amandabrookes@woodlandtrust.org.uk) to book a place or for more information. Deadline for booking is 12th July 2021.


Parking is available at the nearby Oakthorpe Colliery picnic site, which has a surfaced carpark. What3Words: populate.array.lobster


The meeting point for the start of the walk is the Oakthorpe Colliery picnic site car park.

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