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Langholme Wood

Langholme Wood is a birch/oak woodland with open heathland areas.

The woodland has developed on abandoned farmland and heath during the past 60-70 years. It shows succession from open heathland to birch scrub and birch/oak woodland. The understorey is mainly elder and hawthorn with bramble and stands of gorse and broom. There is a ground cover of heather and wavy hair-grass in the open areas. A good variety of fungi can be found. The wood attracts many birds; 52 species have been recorded.


The wood is situated to the south-west of Haxey, on the west side of Langholme Lane.  There are two entrance gates along the eastern edge of the reserve.  A waymarked route can be followed from either of these gates.

The access track leading to the reserve is in constant use by the neighbouring farmer.  There is parking for a maximum of 2 cars in each of the areas adjacent to the access gates leading into the reserve. Please leave plenty of room for large farm vehicles/machinery to pass.

Nearest postcode: DN9 2EU

Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves. Please use the maps provided here to locate the entrance to the reserve.

Nearby nature reserves

Haxey Turbary
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Rush Furlong
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Misson Carr
3 miles - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

South-west of Haxey.
Map reference
SK 751978
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Sep - Nov
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11.30 hectares

Visitors are advised to keep to the marked footpaths which lead around the reserve.
There is space for cars near the main gate
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667


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