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Features & activities
- Broadleaved woodland
- New wood – less than 10 years old
- Information on site
- Way marked trail
- Good views
- Special wildlife interest
- Well worth a visit
- Ancient woodland – more than 400 years old
This tranquil site is a mix of ancient woodland, which cloaks the long, narrow valley of Ridley Gill, and established new native woodland planted in 1992, where medieval farmsteads once stood. The wood is brimming with birdlife, and contains open grassland, wetlands, small woodland ponds and a grazed wildflower meadow as well as the extensive woodland, accessible by approximately 5km of unsurfaced paths from the car park.