CHARLEY WOODS

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Charley Woods

Country

England

Current land designations

None

Specific location

The National Forest, Leicestershire

Year rewilding started

1994

Grid reference

SK 476148

Location

Latitude 52 43 40 N Longitude 01 17 30 W

Altitude

170 m

Project Management

Ownership: Leics & Rutland Wildlife Trust

Management: Leics & Rutland Wildlife Trust

Area under rewilding (hectares)

27ha

Project funding

The National Forest Company, public appeal

Rewilding methods

Minimum intervention. A field between two woods is being left to naturally regenerate. The whole adjoins a 227 ha nature reserve also owned by LRWT

Habitats present

Ancient woodland, more recent woodland and improved grassland

Target species

None

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open access

Links to further information

LWRT website and then go to Nature Reserves, Charley Woods www.lrwt.org.uk

 previous contents next