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THE LUMB
SHEFFIELD

The Lumb is one of seven Heritage Woodlands situated in the Gleadless Valley, which lies only 2 miles south-east of Sheffield city centre. The area 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 Lumb is located immediately south of Rollestone Wood, from which it is separated by a surfaced track. It occupies a narrow stream valley, this being the origin of its unusual Saxon name. Although The Lumb is an ancient woodland, meaning that the site is known to have been wooded for at least the last 400 years, the majority is now occupied by plantations, particularly of Sycamore but also of Beech. Despite this, the wood still has some areas of semi-natural Oak and Birch woodland and a moderately rich ground flora, including a number of species characteristic of ancient woodland.

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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