Brooke Hill Wood
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Access to Brooke Hill Wood is via the main car park on the lower slopes, off Brooke Road.
The paths are level on the lower slopes but the upper slopes are steep in places and accessed by stiles. All paths are grass.
Total species seen at this site: 6
Brooke Hill Wood is a 15.6 hectare (38.5 acre) site on the southern edges of Oakham. It is adjacent to Gorse Field, Harris Grove and Ball's Meadow, another Woodland Trust site. The map includes both sites.
The Woodland Trust purchased Brooke Hill Wood as an extension of Gorse Field, Harris Grove and Ball's Meadow in 2008. It was planted with native trees, including a number of royal oak trees collected from royal estates to mark the Diamond Jubilee. The site was officially opened by Princess Anne. The site used to be home to the shooting stations of Oakham School's rifle range up until the 1970s. In older history, the site was used as a medieval field, still showing signs of ridge and furrow.
Woodland Trust with public access.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Barn Owl||Tyto alba||16/10/2018||Roy Edwards|
|Broad-bodied Chaser||Libellula depressa||23/06/2018||siancheverton|
|Large Red Damselfly||Pyrrhosoma nymphula||23/06/2018||siancheverton|
|Buzzard||Buteo buteo||09/06/2015||Rod Baker|
|Buzzard||Buteo buteo||09/07/2013||Rod Baker|
|Lesser Whitethroat||Sylvia curruca||06/07/2004||Tim Caldicott|
|Whitethroat||Sylvia communis||06/07/2004||Tim Caldicott|
|Group||Common name||Latin name||Last seen|
|Birds||Lesser Whitethroat||Sylvia curruca||06/07/2004|
|Birds||Barn Owl||Tyto alba||16/10/2018|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||Broad-bodied Chaser||Libellula depressa||23/06/2018|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||Large Red Damselfly||Pyrrhosoma nymphula||23/06/2018|