Brockholes Wood

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Brockholes Wood is one of the few remaining areas of upland oak woodland, with moorland in the far north of Derbyshire. The woodland lies mostly downhill of a quarry and along with sessile oak also contains hairy birch and rowan, the berries providing food for mistle thrushes, blackbirds and fieldfare in autumn. On these open dales many birds enjoy the cover of the woodland, these include tree pipit, wren, willow warbler, redstart and blue tit. Above the quarry, there are fewer trees, allowing typical moorland plants such as heather, bilberry, wavy hair grass and purple moor grass to flourish, look for mountain hare here. These gritstone edges were once covered with sessile oak woodland, but as much of these have now been cleared and only pockets remain Brockholes Wood is a designated SSSI.

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Use the car park near the Crowden Youth Hostel off the A628. The best access is the gate on the southern side on the track through the reserve.

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Nearest railway station is Hadfield.

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Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Address: Brockholes Wood, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, East Mill, Bridge Foot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1XH, UK.
Phone: +44 1773 881188

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