Addah Wood, Clipsham

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

Getting There

A public footpath skirts, then cuts through the wood, and this is best accessed from Clipsham, at the top of Bradley Lane.

Wild places

Total species seen at this site:


An ancient woodland covering 14 ha (also known as Adder Wood) to the north of Clipsham and near to the quarry, however it was clear-felled and planted with conifers by 1960. Formerly it was a species-rich Ash-Maple wood on calcareous clay.

Wildlife Highlights

Notable plants recorded include Water Avens Geum rivale and its hybrid G. x intermedium, Greater Butterfly-orchid Platanthera chlorantha and Wild Service-tree Sorbus torminalis. Some of these survived the forestry work.


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.

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