Centenary Wood and Royal Tigers, Bagworth

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

    Getting There

    The site lies immediately to the southwest of the village of Bagworth, on Heath Road. The signposted entrance is about half way down this road, by the wetland area between the two woods.

    There is an arrangement between the Woodland Trust and Leicestershire County Council for visitors to park their cars in the Bagworth Heath Woods Car Park (SK456067). Alternatively it would be possible to park a car in the village of Bagworth and walk the 200 metres to the northern end of the site.

    Bus information can be found here: https://bustimes.org/localities/bagworth

    Status
    • Woodland
    • Open access
    Managed By
    The Woodland Trust
    Further Information

    https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/centenary-wood-royal-tigers/

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 151

    Description

    Centenary and Royal Tigers Wood, purchased by the Woodland Trust in 1993, covers an area of 33.5 hectares and occupies a prominent hillside position south of the village of Bagworth. The woodland is made up of two sections: Centenary Wood to the north was planted to commemorate 100 years of Bagworth Parish Council, whilst the section to the south, Royal Tigers Wood, is a living memorial to The Royal Leicestershire Regiment. In recognition, a memorial stone and an arboretum have been incorporated into the woodland.

    The surrounding countryside has a history of mining and the nearby former Desford Colliery, under restoration, can be seen to the east. Centenary and Royal Tigers Wood has been designed to complement this restoration work forming an extensive area of community woodland. 

    Hedgerows, a stream and several mature trees add to the diversity of the site. Open areas of grassland have been retained and are mown for hay to encourage a rich mixture of wild grasses and flowers. Between 1994 and 1996, 28,000 trees were planted, all being native species such as Oak, Ash and Field Maple, with a variety of shrubs including Hazel and Hawthorn. The trees have thrived and the wood has achieved canopy closure so that it is now possible to walk beneath the trees should you wish to stray off the managed rides and footpaths.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Major tree species include Oak and Ash, mixed in with Field Maple and Wild Cherry. Other tree species include Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Guelder Rose.

    Both woods largely feature the same species mix, with the exception of Crack Willow, planted at the northern end of The Royal Tigers.

    A small seasonal pond has been created and is slowly being colonised by wetland species.

     

    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
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    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Marbled WhiteMelanargia galathea08/07/2021egaten
    Garden Grass-veneerChrysoteuchia culmella08/07/2021egaten
    Cleg FlyHaematopota pluvialis08/07/2021egaten
    Common Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum08/07/2021egaten
    Blue-tailed DamselflyIschnura elegans08/07/2021egaten
    Pyramidal OrchidAnacamptis pyramidalis08/07/2021egaten
    Common CentauryCentaurium erythraea08/07/2021egaten
    Large SkipperOchlodes sylvanus08/07/2021egaten
    Cantharis nigricans06/06/2021sue
    Melangyna umbellatarum06/06/2021sue
    Common RollerAncylis badiana04/06/2021egaten
    Common White WaveCabera pusaria04/06/2021egaten
    Plain GoldMicropterix calthella04/06/2021egaten
    Cardinal BeetlePyrochroa serraticornis04/06/2021egaten
    Guelder RoseViburnum opulus04/06/2021egaten
    HawthornCrataegus monogyna04/06/2021egaten
    14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata04/06/2021egaten
    HogweedHeracleum sphondylium04/06/2021egaten
    Hybrid BluebellHyacinthoides x massartiana22/04/2021davidwright
    Bee FlyBombylius major06/04/2021egaten
    Tawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva06/04/2021egaten
    ChaffinchFringilla coelebs23/02/2021egaten
    BlackbirdTurdus merula23/02/2021egaten
    Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major23/02/2021egaten
    Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus17/02/2021egaten
    JayGarrulus glandarius17/02/2021egaten
    MoorhenGallinula chloropus17/02/2021egaten
    BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula17/02/2021egaten
    Coal TitPeriparus ater17/02/2021egaten
    NuthatchSitta europaea17/02/2021egaten
    Grey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis17/02/2021egaten
    Great TitParus major17/02/2021egaten
    Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus17/02/2021egaten
    NuthatchSitta europaea20/12/2020egaten
    Coal TitPeriparus ater20/12/2020egaten
    ChaffinchFringilla coelebs20/12/2020egaten
    BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula20/12/2020egaten
    Great TitParus major20/12/2020egaten
    Fern SmutPsychoides filicivora26/11/2020sue
    Oak Bent-wingBucculatrix ulmella26/11/2020sue
    Base-spotted PigmyStigmella basiguttella02/11/2020sue
    Melangyna compositarum/labiatarum01/10/2020egaten
    Melanostoma mellinum01/10/2020egaten
    The FootballerHelophilus pendulus01/10/2020egaten
    Dasineura trifolii13/09/2020sue
    European Alder LeafminerFenusa dohrnii09/09/2020egaten
    Glossy Bramble PigmyStigmella splendidissimella09/09/2020egaten
    Cherry Gall WaspCynips quercusfolii09/09/2020egaten
    Ferdinandea cuprea09/09/2020egaten
    Platycheirus peltatus09/09/2020egaten

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria eriobia09/06/2019
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata09/09/2019
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesSouthern HawkerAeshna cyanea22/08/2020
    WildflowersPyramidal OrchidAnacamptis pyramidalis08/07/2021
    MothsCinerous PearlAnania fuscalis27/05/2020
    HoverfliesAnasimyia lineata30/05/2020
    MothsCommon RollerAncylis badiana04/06/2021
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva06/04/2021
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa09/06/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix06/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis22/08/2020
    BirdsGrey HeronArdea cinerea14/05/2020
    Slugs & SnailsArion ater agg.30/03/2017
    BirdsTufted DuckAythya fuligula14/05/2020
    FliesBee FlyBombylius major06/04/2021
    BirdsCanada GooseBranta canadensis14/05/2020
    MothsOak Bent-wingBucculatrix ulmella26/11/2020
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo30/03/2017
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo30/03/2017
    MothsCommon White WaveCabera pusaria05/08/2019
    MothsPale Red SlenderCaloptilia elongella06/09/2020
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans06/06/2021
    BeetlesCantharis pellucida01/06/2020
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra10/07/2020
    WildflowersCommon CentauryCentaurium erythraea08/07/2021
    SawfliesWheat Stem BorerCephus pygmeus06/06/2019
    BugsRed-and-black FroghopperCercopis vulnerata06/06/2019
    HoverfliesCheilosia illustrata30/06/2020
    HoverfliesCheilosia variabilis21/05/2020
    MothsLatticed HeathChiasmia clathrata09/06/2019
    FungiSilverleaf FungusChondrostereum purpureum08/05/2020
    HoverfliesChrysogaster solstitialis07/06/2020
    MothsGarden Grass-veneerChrysoteuchia culmella08/07/2021
    ButterfliesSmall HeathCoenonympha pamphilus06/06/2019
    MothsRose Case-bearerColeophora gryphipennella15/06/2020
    BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone17/03/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna04/06/2021
    BugsMugwort Gall AphidCryptosiphum artemisiae16/06/2020
    BeetlesAcorn WeevilCurculio glandium31/08/2020
    BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus17/02/2021
    MothsPea MothCydia nigricana08/07/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCherry Gall WaspCynips quercusfolii09/09/2020
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura auritae06/09/2020
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura kiefferiana31/08/2020
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura trifolii13/09/2020
    MothsMarbled White SpotDeltote pygarga15/06/2020
    BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major23/02/2021
    MothsPimpinel Flat-bodyDepressaria pimpinellae05/07/2020
    FliesViolet Black-legged Robber FlyDioctria atricapilla30/05/2020
    BirdsReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus17/02/2021
    FliesEmpis stercorea01/06/2020
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum08/07/2021
    MothsCommon CarpetEpirrhoe alternata21/05/2020
    HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus06/06/2019
    Ferns & HorsetailsField HorsetailEquisetum arvense30/06/2020
    HoverfliesTapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax14/05/2020
    HoverfliesCommon Drone FlyEristalis tenax06/06/2019
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula17/03/2019
    SawfliesEuropean Alder LeafminerFenusa dohrnii09/09/2020
    HoverfliesFerdinandea cuprea09/09/2020
    BirdsChaffinchFringilla coelebs23/02/2021
    BirdsMoorhenGallinula chloropus17/02/2021
    BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius17/02/2021
    ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni06/06/2019
    FliesBlack-horned ClegHaematopota crassicornis15/06/2020
    FliesCleg FlyHaematopota pluvialis08/07/2021
    HoverfliesThe FootballerHelophilus pendulus01/10/2020
    WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium30/06/2020
    SawfliesHeterarthrus microcephalus09/09/2019
    WildflowersHybrid BluebellHyacinthoides x massartiana22/04/2021
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBlue-tailed DamselflyIschnura elegans08/07/2021
    WildflowersField ScabiousKnautia arvensis04/06/2020
    WildflowersMeadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis31/07/2020
    WildflowersCommon ToadflaxLinaria vulgaris31/07/2020
    FliesLiriomyza congesta05/08/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersTartarian HoneysuckleLonicera tatarica11/04/2020
    BugsLopus decolor17/07/2020
    WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus30/06/2020
    MothsApple Leaf MinerLyonetia clerkella31/08/2020
    BugsDelicate Apple CapsidMalacocoris chlorizans09/09/2019
    FungiMelampsora populnea26/04/2020
    ButterfliesMarbled WhiteMelanargia galathea08/07/2021
    insect - true fly (Diptera)Melangyna compositarum/labiatarum01/10/2020
    HoverfliesMelangyna umbellatarum06/06/2021
    HoverfliesMelanostoma mellinum01/10/2020
    MothsWhite-barred GoldMicropterix aruncella30/05/2020
    MothsPlain GoldMicropterix calthella21/05/2020
    MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi08/06/2017
    BugsBroad Damsel BugNabis flavomarginatus17/07/2020
    BugsCommon Damsel BugNabis rugosus09/09/2019
    harvestman (Opiliones)Nemastoma bimaculatum04/04/2020
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesNephrotoma quadrifaria30/06/2020
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOyster Gall WaspNeuroterus anthracinus15/10/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis10/07/2020
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum31/07/2020
    BugsNotostira elongata11/07/2020
    ButterfliesLarge SkipperOchlodes sylvanus08/07/2021
    BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis14/05/2020
    MothsThe VapourerOrgyia antiqua05/07/2020
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBlack-tailed SkimmerOrthetrum cancellatum06/06/2019
    MothsWoodland MarbleOrthotaenia undulana09/06/2019
    Slugs & SnailsGarlic SnailOxychilus alliarius10/04/2020
    WildflowersPrickly PoppyPapaver argemone16/05/2020
    MothsBrown Birch SlenderParornix betulae31/08/2020
    MothsHazel SlenderParornix devoniella15/10/2017
    BirdsGreat TitParus major17/02/2021
    BugsForest BugPentatoma rufipes06/06/2019
    BirdsCoal TitPeriparus ater20/12/2020
    BugsPeritrechus geniculatus17/07/2020
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsPhyllocoptes populi08/07/2019
    MothsWhite-bodied MidgetPhyllonorycter joannisi22/09/2018
    BirdsWillow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus11/04/2020
    BugsPhylus coryli08/07/2019
    FliesPhytomyza spondylii/pastinacae agg.30/06/2020
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsPhytoptus avellanae21/04/2018
    BugsPlagiognathus chrysanthemi11/07/2020
    HoverfliesWhite-footed HoverflyPlatycheirus albimanus30/06/2020
    HoverfliesPlatycheirus peltatus09/09/2020
    MothsMother Of PearlPleuroptya ruralis31/07/2020
    WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans23/07/2020
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata04/06/2021
    MothsFern SmutPsychoides filicivora26/11/2020
    BeetlesCardinal BeetlePyrochroa serraticornis04/06/2021
    BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula20/12/2020
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria10/07/2020
    FliesRhagio tringarius11/07/2020
    HoverfliesRhingia campestris14/05/2020
    SawfliesRhogogaster scalaris01/06/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina10/06/2018
    BeetlesRutpela maculata10/07/2020
    FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria06/06/2019
    MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis17/02/2021
    BirdsNuthatchSitta europaea20/12/2020
    WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara09/09/2020
    MothsGolden PigmyStigmella aurella30/03/2017
    MothsBase-spotted PigmyStigmella basiguttella02/11/2020
    MothsGlossy Bramble PigmyStigmella splendidissimella09/09/2020
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon DarterSympetrum striolatum31/07/2020
    HoverfliesThick-legged HoverflySyritta pipiens30/06/2020
    BugsTachycixius pilosus09/06/2019
    FungiTaphrina crataegi06/05/2018
    SawfliesTenthredo mesomela30/06/2020
    FliesTephritis vespertina30/05/2020
    Grasshoppers & CricketsSlender GroundhopperTetrix subulata09/09/2019
    BugsThamnotettix confinis14/07/2020
    WildflowersLesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium30/06/2020
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula17/03/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus04/06/2021
    HoverfliesPellucid FlyVolucella pellucens30/06/2020
    MothsSilver-ground CarpetXanthorhoe montanata06/06/2019
    HoverfliesXylota segnis09/06/2019