Legbourne Wood

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Legbourne Wood is one of the few remaining ancient woodlands in eastern Lincolnshire and the largest of the Trusts woodland nature reserves.

Today only three percent of Lincolnshire is wooded, and barely a third of that is ancient woodland. It is these old surviving woods, which have had continuous woodland cover since at least 1500, that are the richest in wildlife. One of these survivors is Legbourne Wood.

Ancient woodlands contain more biodiversity than recently planted woods. The canopy at Legbourne is ash and oak. Beneath the trees, over 60 species of wildflowers have been recorded including primrose, early purple orchid, bluebell, wood anemone, sweet woodruff, wood sorrel and lesser celandine. There is a varied bird population, including one of the largest heronries in the county.

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The wood is situated south of Legbourne and is reached by travelling west along Mill Lane then taking a sharp left hand turn onto Wood Lane, a no through road.


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