here for printable leaflet for Canklow Wood.
The woodland areas on the site are dominated by two tree species, Sessile Oak and Birch. The majority of the woodland is young, having regrown following extensive felling during the first part of the twentieth century.
As well as woodland, the site contains a mosaic of grassland, heathland, scrub and other habitats. One part of the area contains old quarries which are being colonised by vegetation. Another part of the site is currently let to a small-holder for the grazing of domestic animals.
The variety of habitats at Canklow Wood provides a home for a wide range of plant species, fungi, invertebrates, birds and mammals, some of which are rare or uncommon in the Rotherham area.
Canklow Wood is also
of national importance for archaeology as the summit of the site is occupied
by the remains of a Bronze Age settlement. As a result of its continuity
of ownership by the Dukes of Norfolk and their predecessors, the Earls
of Shrewsbury, the history of the site is very well recorded.