Bradfield Woods, Bury St. Edmunds

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Bradfield Woods is an 81.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket in Suffolk. The site is in three separate blocks, the adjoining Felsham Hall and Monkspark Woods, and the much smaller separate Hedge Wood and Chensil Grove. Felsham Hall and Monkspark Woods are designated a 63.3 National Nature Reserve, also called Bradfield Woods, and are managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.These woods have a history of coppicing dating to before 1252, producing a very high diversity of flora, with over 370 plant species recorded. Uncommon woodland flowers include oxlip, herb paris and ramson. There is also a rich variety of fungi, with two species not recorded elsewhere in Britain.There is access from Felsham Road west of Gedding.
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  • I walked through this lovely wood and and was able to absorb the quietness and the way this wood was managed to encourage and increase wildlife, trees and plants to helathy numbers  more »
  • This was a great place to visit and each year it never disappoints, with its colourful array of flowers and the huge variety of wildlife. The walking trails were really good for me to exercise, and th...  more »
  • About the same as any other woods it is just a bit closer to home. The path is not always clear but could be the time of year.  more »

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