George Henry Wood

    Map key:

    • Selected Wild Place = PINK
    • Other Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN
    • VC55 boundary = BLUE
    Getting There

    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.

    https://bustimes.org/localities/stretton-oakham

    There is no public toilet within a 5 mile radius

    Managed By
    Woodland Trust
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 66

    Description

    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.

    Wildlife Highlights

    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.

    Status

    A Woodland Trust woodland with public access.

    Further Information

    https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/george-henry-wood/

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Andrena bicolor23/03/2020Matthew Berriman
    Fabricius' Nomad BeeNomada fabriciana23/03/2020Matthew Berriman
    Cistogaster globosa08/09/2019Matthew Berriman
    Hill Cuckoo BeeBombus rupestris16/07/2019Matthew Berriman
    Aceria cephalonea23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Eriophyes pyri23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Aceria macrochela23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Eriophyes leiosoma23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Phyllocoptes goniothorax23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Burnet RustPhragmidium sanguisorbae23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Psyllopsis fraxini agg.23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Melampsora caprearum23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Willow Gall SawflyPontania pedunculi23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Dasineura kiefferiana23/05/2019roy lemmon
    Red Pustule GallAceria aceriscampestris23/05/2019roy lemmon

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena bicolor23/03/2020
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena chrysosceles30/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria15/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva01/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea10/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nitida10/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena praecox01/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus curvator13/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix14/09/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari14/09/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCola-nut GallAndricus lignicola13/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHill Cuckoo BeeBombus rupestris16/07/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsPea GallCynips divisa14/09/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa13/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae13/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOyster Gall WaspNeuroterus anthracinus14/09/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis14/09/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum14/09/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsFabricius' Nomad BeeNomada fabriciana23/03/2020
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGooden's Nomad BeeNomada goodeniana30/04/2019
    BugsPsyllopsis fraxini agg.13/09/2018
    BugsFig GallTetraneura ulmi23/05/2019
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines15/05/2019
    ButterfliesGreen HairstreakCallophrys rubi21/04/2019
    ButterfliesHolly BlueCelastrina argiolus15/05/2019
    ButterfliesSmall HeathCoenonympha pamphilus15/05/2019
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura auritae13/09/2018
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesHawthorn Button-top GallDasineura crataegi13/09/2018
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura kiefferiana23/05/2019
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura rosae13/09/2018