39.29 ha (97.09 acres)

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These two woods near Retford comprise nearly 65 hectares of mixed ancient woodland, the majority of which is designated as a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI).Ash, oak and birch are the predominant trees, together with silver birch, field maple and overgrown hazel coppice. The woods are important for their ground flora with many species present including primrose, bluebell, wood anemone, herb paris, sanicle, wood avens, yellow archangel, sweet woodruff, and several species of orchid. At least 24 species of butterfly have been recorded including the impressive white admiral which is at the northern edge of its range and found only at this site in Nottinghamshire