Ancient Woodland

Sheepdrove’s Ancient Woodland

A winter walk in the woods at Sheepdrove to honour the veteran ash and oak in the ancient woodlands that partly encircle the heart of Sheepdrove, where you’ll find our sustainable events and wedding venue.

Why no grab your woolly scarf, pull on your wellies and venture out for crisp woodland walk this weekend? The Woodland Trust has a useful “Find a Wood” feature on its website.

Listen to the crunch of leaves beneath your feet and pay homage to the full cycle of woodland life from spotting the twiggy seedlings on the leafy forest floor to the marvelling at the sculptural snags and dead standing trees that are so critical to biodiversity.

Dead and decaying wood is a home for insects and the fungi that transform the wood into rich living soil. Those insects are a food source for birds, bats and other small woodland creatures. These small mammals find shelter in the dead and dying tree hollows and holes and are in turn a vital source of sustenance for owls, birds of prey and other woodland predators. The circle of life indeed.

Nowadays the benefits of trees – locking up carbon, reducing pollution, preventing flooding – are well understood. We need to protect them as they protect us. Discover more at www.treecouncil.org.uk 

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