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Old Wood, Skellingthorpe

A Woodland Trust wood

Old Wood, Skellingthorpe

93.09 ha (230.03 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 272
OS Landranger 121
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Local parking difficult
  • Information on site
  • Mixed woodland
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Spring colour
  • Autumn colour

This beautiful ancient woodland is rich in native oak, lime and hazel and in spring the woodland floor is carpeted with wildflowers including bluebell, orchid and lily-of-the-valley. It also has a fascinating history, having once been a haunt of the Vikings. A circular cycle track within the wood links to the SUSTRANS National Cycle Network, Route 64, making this a great destination for cyclists.