9.89 ha (24.44 acres)

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Explorer 128
OS Landranger 181

Cross Land is a young broadleaf woodland set in a rural location between the villages of Thorne St Margaret and Holywell Lake five miles from Wellington. Sited on a hillside on the edge of the Vale of Taunton it has views towards the Blackdown Hills and the Wellington monument. The undulating landscape surrounding the wood is mostly pig farming with hedgerows and scattered small woodlands. The site was planted with native broadleaf trees in 1998 ? species planted include oak ash cherry hazel and silver birch. At the southern end of the site there are boundary strips of woodland with large beech trees which are remnants of a larger wood and the boundary hedges are still visible across the site. Under the Woods on Your Doorstep scheme the local communities helped to design and plant the woodland. A network of rides and glades link in with the public footpath network. A small parking area is maintained at the roadside entrance and there are good circular walks around the woodland.


  • Parking at site
  • Public access
  • Broadleaved woodland


Cross Land Management Plan

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