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Ganges Wood

A Woodland Trust wood
Shotley Gate

Ganges Wood

2.23 ha (5.51 acres)
Grid ref:
OS map sheets:
Explorer 197
OS Landranger 169
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Parking less than 500m away
  • New wood – less than 10 years old
  • Grassland

Ganges Wood was originally a flat area of open grassland divided by Link Road. Compartment A has been planted as a native broadleaf woodland with wide rides and a central open glade. The southern and western boundaries have mature hedges whilst the northern boundary borders gardens. The wood's name, Ganges Wood, was chosen by the local community to reflect the village's connection with HMS Ganges, a naval training base.