Alastairs Wood, Lount

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    Entrance off the B587 Nottingham Road, very restricted parking. The Ivanhoe Way passes through Alistairs Wood and pedestrian access via this route is advised.

    Managed By
    Forestry England
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 18


    Alistairs Wood is a mixture of new plantation, comprising mainly native broadleaf trees. It also has open meadow and grazed land. In the centre is a SSSI, designated for the acidic grassland community.


    The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Opposite-leaved Golden SaxifrageChrysosplenium oppositifolium17/03/2021Melinda Bell
    WrenTroglodytes troglodytes17/03/2021Melinda Bell
    RobinErithacus rubecula17/03/2021Melinda Bell
    Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis17/03/2021Melinda Bell
    JayGarrulus glandarius17/03/2021Melinda Bell
    Pedunculate OakQuercus robur17/03/2021Melinda Bell
    CommaPolygonia c-album27/06/2018Peter Smith
    Meadow BrownManiola jurtina27/06/2018Peter Smith
    RingletAphantopus hyperantus27/06/2018Peter Smith
    Bramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.27/06/2018Peter Smith
    RowanSorbus aucuparia27/06/2018Peter Smith
    BrackenPteridium aquilinum27/06/2018Peter Smith
    Creeping ThistleCirsium arvense27/06/2018Peter Smith
    CleaversGalium aparine27/06/2018Peter Smith
    Pedunculate OakQuercus robur27/06/2018Peter Smith

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis27/06/2018
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula17/03/2021
    BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius17/03/2021
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis17/03/2021
    BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes17/03/2021
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus27/06/2018
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina27/06/2018
    ButterfliesCommaPolygonia c-album27/06/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsBrackenPteridium aquilinum27/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus27/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana27/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium27/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur27/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.27/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRowanSorbus aucuparia27/06/2018
    WildflowersOpposite-leaved Golden SaxifrageChrysosplenium oppositifolium17/03/2021
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense27/06/2018
    WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine27/06/2018