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More information - Carr, Ashes and Coneygree Woods
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These three stream valley woodlands are part of a continuous woodland block and together form one of seven Heritage Woodlands in the Gleadless Valley. This lies only 2 miles south-east of Sheffield city centre and was, until its development as a residential district in the 1950's and 60's, a rural area consisting of hedge-lined fields, woodlands and scattered trees. The valley is still remarkable for the way in which a network of open spaces has been retained, both within the development, and between it and neighbouring built up areas.

The earliest written record for Carr Wood dates from 1583, clearly making it an ancient woodland, that is, one that has been in existence since at least 1600. All three woodlands have a long history of management by coppicing and Carr Wood now contains the only surviving area of relict coppice in the Gleadless Valley in which some of the Hazel coppice stools are over one metre in diameter. Parts of the woodlands have a rich ground flora and between them they contain 18 ancient woodland indicator species. In addition to their plants, the three woodlands also support a wide range of birds, mammals and invertebrates.

Other Heritage Woodlands in the Gleadless Valley:

To download a map and trail leaflet of the Gleadless Valley woodlands click here.
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