Browns Wood, Thornton

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

Getting There

Access is along the public footpath at the northern inflow of Thornton Reservoir or from Markfield Lane, just to the east of Thornton village (no parking at this entrance).

Wild places

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Brown's Wood, formerly Manor Farm Woodland, lies just north of Thornton Reservoir. It was planted in part due to the heavy metal group Iron Maiden liaising with the Carbon Neutral Company to plant enough saplings to offset the carbon dioxide generated by the production and distribution of their 2003 album Dance of Death.

Several public footpaths cross the site.

Wildlife Highlights

As a relatively new woodland, the ecological interest is still developing.


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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