Bloody Oaks

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

Getting There

Whilst there appears to be no public footpaths into the wood, the access road onto the A1 cuts through the edge of the site.

Wild places

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Description

This woodland lies alongside the A1 and is possibly, but doubtfully, ancient and covers 10 ha on Upper Estuarine Series clay. The wood, Bloody Oaks, gains its name from the large number of men killed near here in March 1470, at the Battle of Losecoat Field (also known as the Battle of Empingham), during the 'War of the Roses'

Wildlife Highlights

Greater Butterfly Orchid Platanthera chlorantha has been recorded.

 

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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