Greetham Wood Far
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Total species seen at this site: 3
Greetham Wood Far covers 33.6 hectaresand is planted ancient woodland on Glacial Boulder Clay and a small area of Northampton Sand ironstone.
Greetham Wood Near and Far are the woods that border the A1 near Greetham and the Ram Jam Inn. They are both coniferous plantations and have forestry tracks to walk through. These woods are an important feature in the local landscape.
A good diversity of wildlife has been recorded on this site, including the White Admiral butterfly.
Old records include Wild Service-tree Sorbus torminalis, Great Wood-rush Luzula sylvatica, Hairy Wood-rush Luzula pilosa, Water Avens Geum rivale and Devil’s-bit Scabious Succisa pratensis. Common Cow-wheat Melampyrum pratense was recorded in HG from ‘Twin Woods’, which was either this site or Greetham Near Wood.
Forestry Commission with public access.