Early Purple Orchids Bloxholm Wood
Bloxholm Wood

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Honey fungus

Chris Lawrence

An ash-dominated semi-natural woodland in the arable south-west Lincolnshire landscape.

Location

South of Ashby de la Launde
Sleaford
Nearest postcode LN4 3JJ

OS Map Reference

TF 040 536
A static map of Bloxholm Wood

Know before you go

Size
30 hectares

Parking information

Lay-by parking at wood entrance

Walking trails

There is a circular waymarked route connected to a wider network of public footpaths

Access

Footpaths are compacted earth, can be muddy at times

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to May

About the reserve

Once part of the much larger Bloxholm Hall estate, Bloxholm Wood was leased by the Trust in 2013. Work is under way to increase the diversity of age, species and structure of the woodland, whilst eliminating the invasive non-native scrub species left over from its previous management.

A network of footpaths exist allowing visitors to explore the woodland where they will find remarkable ancient coppiced ash, sycamore and horse chestnut trees, impressive stands of early purple orchids, and vast arrays of bugle. Buzzards are known to breed in the woodland and other notable bird species include woodcock, tawny owl and nuthatch. The reserve is situated at the south end of the B1191, close to the junction with the A15. 

Nearest postcode LN4 3JJ. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

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