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Harlescott Community Woodland

Harlescott Community Woodland

Harlescott Community Woodland at 0.56Ha in size is one of the Countryside team’s smaller sites.  Created in the 1990’s using a Forestry Commission grant and planted largely by volunteers the site sits within the larger Little Harlescott Lane recreation ground which includes a playing field, play area and BMX track.


The main habitat is native deciduous broadleaved woodland with the majority of the trees being about 30 years old.  There are also some large sized trees in the hedgerow alongside Little Harlescott Lane that pre-date the woodland.


There are no formal records for this site, but it is likely to hold populations of nesting birds in the woodland and roost sites for bats on some of the older trees.

How to get there

The woodland can be accessed from Little Harlescott Lane through a gap in the hedge or form the playing field side.


There is a circular path around the woodland which can get muddy in some areas during winter.

Car parking

The site is only accessible on foot so please be courteous to local residents if parking on the nearby roads.

Grid reference

The grid reference for the centre of the site is SJ 497158


The post code for Little Harlescott Lane is SY1 3PD.