Battram Woods

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

    Managed By
    Royal Forestry Society
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 103

    Description

    Several woods adjoin to make this site an extensive woodland area of significant wildlife interest. Battram Wood is a 48ha site purchased by the Royal Forestry Society with grant aid from the National Forest Company, North West Leicestershire County Council and the Rural Development Commission. Planted between 1998 and 2001, Battram Wood is intended to demonstrate best practice in managing woodland for multiple uses. Cricket bat willows will be harvested in about 20 years, followed by poplar, thereby ensuring sustainable income for the site. This income can then be used for ongoing site maintenance. Cherry, Ash and the conifers will be harvested after 50 years. 350 oaks and yews form the Millenium Circle, the focal point of the woodland. Over 4,300m of unsurfaced paths are available for walking and a cycle route along the edge of the wood forms part of a network of local routes which link into SUSTRANS national cycle network.

    Wildlife Highlights

    This is a very good site for fungi, particularly during Autumn. A good range of bird species have been recorded here, including Tawny Owl and Sparrowhawk. In addition to the forested areas, the site includes a pond and a wildflower meadow.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria20/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix12/11/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari12/11/2018
    BeetlesRhamphus pulicarius12/11/2018
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus04/11/2018
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus13/04/2015
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo20/04/2017
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus04/11/2018
    BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone04/11/2018
    BirdsJackdawCorvus monedula04/11/2018
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula13/04/2015
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus04/11/2018
    BirdsChaffinchFringilla coelebs29/12/2018
    BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius29/12/2018
    BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica20/04/2017
    BirdsGreat TitParus major04/11/2018
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita13/04/2015
    BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula04/11/2018
    BirdsTawny OwlStrix aluco04/11/2018
    BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes04/11/2018
    BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris04/11/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsHard Shield-fernPolystichum aculeatum20/11/2019
    Ferns & HorsetailsSoft Shield FernPolystichum setiferum28/02/2021
    FliesPhytomyza agromyzina12/11/2018
    FliesHolly leaf minerPhytomyza ilicis01/12/2019
    FliesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui17/10/2015
    FungiBlushing RosetteAbortiporus biennis17/10/2015
    FungiJelly Ear FungusAuricularia auricula-judae20/11/2019
    FungiYellow FieldcapBolbitius titubans17/10/2015
    FungiSmall StagshornCalocera cornea17/10/2015
    FungiClitocybe metachroa17/10/2015
    FungiGlistening InkcapCoprinellus micaceus29/12/2018
    FungiHare's-foot InkcapCoprinus lagopus17/10/2015
    FungiCrepidotus lundellii17/10/2015
    FungiCommon JellyspotDacrymyces stillatus29/12/2018
    FungiVelvet ShankFlammulina velutipes29/12/2018
    FungiPoisonpieHebeloma crustuliniforme17/10/2015
    FungiSweet PoisonpieHebeloma sacchariolens17/10/2015
    FungiElder WhitewashHyphodontia sambuci29/12/2018
    FungiSulphur TuftHypholoma fasciculare17/10/2015
    FungiThe DeceiverLaccaria laccata20/11/2019
    FungiCoconut MilkcapLactarius glyciosmus17/10/2015
    FungiBearded MilkcapLactarius pubescens17/10/2015
    FungiFiery MilkcapLactarius pyrogalus17/10/2015
    FungiBrown Birch BoleteLeccinum scabrum17/10/2015
    FungiWinter polyporeLentinus brumalis28/02/2021
    FungiWood BlewitLepista nuda01/12/2019
    FungiMarasmius setosus17/10/2015
    FungiOrange BonnetMycena acicula17/10/2015
    FungiAngel's BonnetMycena arcangeliana17/10/2015
    FungiReddish-spotted MycenaMycena maculata17/10/2015
    FungiBark BonnetMycena speirea17/10/2015
    FungiBrown RollrimPaxillus involutus17/10/2015
    FungiJelly Rot FungusPhlebia tremellosa17/10/2015
    FungiViolet Bramble RustPhragmidium violaceum12/11/2018
    FungiDeer Shield FungusPluteus cervinus17/10/2015
    FungiPetticoat BrittlestemPsathyrella artemisiae17/10/2015
    FungiRed Edge BrittlestemPsathyrella corrugis17/10/2015
    FungiButter CapRhodocollybia butyracea17/10/2015
    FungiHairy Curtain CrustStereum hirsutum17/10/2015
    FungiBlue RoundheadStropharia caerulea17/10/2015
    FungiTurkeytailTrametes versicolor29/12/2018
    FungiYellow BrainTremella mesenterica29/12/2018
    FungiPlums and CustardTricholomopsis rutilans17/10/2015
    FungiCandlesnuff FungusXylaria hypoxylon17/10/2015
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata13/04/2015
    MammalsMoleTalpa europaea04/11/2018
    MammalsRed FoxVulpes vulpes20/11/2019
    MothsVirgin PigmyEctoedemia argyropeza12/11/2018
    MothsSpotted Black PigmyEctoedemia subbimaculella12/11/2018
    MothsLittle CosmetMompha raschkiella12/11/2018
    MothsNut Leaf Blister MothPhyllonorycter coryli12/11/2018
    MothsRed Hazel MidgetPhyllonorycter nicellii12/11/2018
    MothsBuckthorn PigmyStigmella catharticella12/11/2018
    MothsWhite-Barred Alder PigmyStigmella glutinosae12/11/2018
    MothsSallow PigmyStigmella salicis12/11/2018
    MothsOak CarlTischeria ekebladella12/11/2018
    SawfliesProfenusa pygmaea12/11/2018
    Slime MouldsDiachea leucopoda17/10/2015
    Slime MouldsPhysarum nutans17/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre13/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula17/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDogwoodCornus sanguinea17/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna17/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium01/12/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersTurkey OakQuercus cerris04/11/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur13/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRed OakQuercus rubra17/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina13/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGoat WillowSalix caprea12/05/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata17/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus17/10/2015
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium04/11/2018
    WildflowersWild AngelicaAngelica sylvestris17/10/2015
    WildflowersSweet ChestnutCastanea sativa17/10/2015
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense17/10/2015
    WildflowersCaper SpurgeEuphorbia lathyris20/11/2019
    WildflowersHedge BedstrawGalium album04/11/2018
    WildflowersMeadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis13/04/2015
    WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare17/10/2015
    WildflowersBlack MedickMedicago lupulina17/10/2015
    WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara20/11/2019
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica17/10/2015