Lapwing Glade, Woodland Glade.
Lapwing is part of the additional woodland we acquired in June 2014. The glade itself was subsequently commissioned in 2017 with the clearance of dense undergrowth starting soon after. This has allowed new trees to get established and encouraged the return of rare woodland plants.
There is a diverse selection of native tree species in the glade, all of which are looking magnificent and are already making a fitting contribution towards an ancient woodland of the future.
Access is via one of two paths. It shares a path with Nightingale Glade directly off Woodland Road. The second option is via the tree lined avenue which it shares with other woodland glades namely, Chaffinch, Nightingale, Nuthatch, Harrier, Pipit, Brambling and Swallow.
The site was consecrated in June 2014 with the glade being subsequently commissioned in 2017. It took time to clear the dense undergrowth and prepare the glade. By 2018 the ground work had been completed and in 2019 the glade was fully established and ready to open.
The glade is open for reservation and use.
The site nestles within 60 acres of managed woodland and includes a wide range of native tree species including oak, mountain ash and maple. Although relatively young, the trees already look impressive and the autumn colours are spectacular.
The glade is well positioned to mature into one of tomorrow's ancient woodlands, bringing with it wonder and fascination for future generations and a multitude of different habitats for fauna and wildlife - all of which are actively encouraged through good husbandry of the land.