George Henry Wood
- Selected Wild Place = PINK
- Other Wild Places = RED
- Public Rights of Way = GREEN
- VC55 boundary = BLUE
There is a pedestrian access point at the southwest corner of the site some 100 metres from the village of Stretton and along the Clipsham Road. A roadside footpath runs from the village to this entrance. There is an informal layby on the highway verge further along the Clipsham Road, which will accommodate several cars. There are a total of 3 entrance points into the wood off the Clipsham Road. All the paths and rides within the site are grassy and unsurfaced and some of the terrain is steeply sloping. At present most of the woodland area is surrounded by a deer fence, with metal gates providing access through it from the entrances.
There are occasional buses to Stretton village but the service is infrequent, and therefore travel to the site by public transport is not easy.
There is no public toilet within a 5 mile radius
Total species seen at this site: 66
George Henry Wood is situated next to the village of Stretton, and borders Stretton Wood. It is newly-planted wood (32.50 ha/80.31 acres), which was made possible by the legacy of George Henry Sellars, who lived and worked all his life in the nearby village of Greetham. It was planted over four years from 2007, and is enclosed within a deer-exclusion fence. The site has a good network of pedestrian-only paths and the higher ground affords good views over the surrounding landscape.
Tree and shrub species planted includes Ash, English Oak, Field Maple, Hazel, and Hawthorn. The chalky soil conditions should encourage the development of calcareous wildflowers and grasses. Green Hairstreak butterfly has been a recent notable find at this site.
A Woodland Trust woodland with public access.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Andrena bicolor||23/03/2020||Matthew Berriman|
|Fabricius' Nomad Bee||Nomada fabriciana||23/03/2020||Matthew Berriman|
|Cistogaster globosa||08/09/2019||Matthew Berriman|
|Hill Cuckoo Bee||Bombus rupestris||16/07/2019||Matthew Berriman|
|Aceria cephalonea||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Eriophyes pyri||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Aceria macrochela||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Eriophyes leiosoma||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Phyllocoptes goniothorax||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Burnet Rust||Phragmidium sanguisorbae||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Psyllopsis fraxini agg.||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Melampsora caprearum||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Willow Gall Sawfly||Pontania pedunculi||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Dasineura kiefferiana||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|
|Red Pustule Gall||Aceria aceriscampestris||23/05/2019||roy lemmon|