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Martinshaw Wood

A Woodland Trust wood
Ratby & Groby

Martinshaw Wood

102.84 ha (254.12 acres)
Grid ref:
OS map sheets:
Explorer 233
OS Landranger 140
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Features and attractions

  • Mixed woodland
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Spring colour
  • Free car parking at site

This lovely large ancient woodland can be traced back to at least the 13th century and perhaps even as far as the Domesday Book (1085-86) where it may have been one of the woods listed under the ownership of the Manor of Groby. There is an abundance of tree, plant, fungi and bird species, with a diverse range of habitats and archaeological features. The extensive path network which links to nearby woods and the National Forest provides a wealth of opportunities to explore for walkers of all abilities, horse riders and cyclists.