Littlewood, off Claverham Drove, was purchased in 2003. It is a 6 acre former plantation dating from about 1830, with some veteran alder trees that are at least as old as the wood itself. Littlewood is important for these old and unusual trees and the fungi and insects that depend on their life-giving decay.
It is also a valuable shelter for birds on Kenn Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest and attracts flocks of small birds to feed on alder seeds in winter.
Inside the wood natural processes are being allowed to take place and it is left as undisturbed as possible. Visits to the wood are usually organized through open days and guided walks.
Educational use or personal visits are by prior arrangement with the warden (email us).
Read more about The History of Littlewood.
See the Littlewood Fact File for more information including the main known species list.