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Welcome to the Waresley and Gransden Woods website

This website is dedicated to providing information on all topics relating to the Waresley and Gransden Woods reserves of The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.  For directions to the reserve follow this link


Bluebell Watch 11/03/2018


11/03/2018 - the bluebells are becoming much more visible in the woods covering the ground with their growing leaves.  On every visit I make to the woods, I'll be photographing this view by the entrance, to show visitors how the plants are progressing, week to week.  Click on this link or the image above to visit the special Bluebell Watch 2018 web page, to view a slideshow of this year's progress and compare it to previous years.

11/03/2018 - first sightings of flowering plants in the wood today, primroses blooming along the main ride.  This is the usual location of the first flowerers and they have not disappointed us this year.  Looking at our records I can see that we spotted them almost on the same day last year.  Not to be out done, the early purple orchids have also started to show their leaf rosettes.

11/03/2018 - not much conservation work left now as we can't cut too much due to the rising sap nor tread were flowers are growing.  So took the chance of decent weather to cut back some of the brambles and branches growing along south path.


Conservation work party dates for the 2017-18 season are:

18th March


Last Update 18/02/2018

The wood's small meadow has had its annual grass cut.  Click here to see what we have achieved so far.

Want to see what the reserves looked like in December 1945?  Well you can now using Google Earth.  Click here for more details.




To learn more about the history of Waresley parish and the amenities it has to offer, click on this link to visit the village's website.
A walk around St Ives this Christmas time with my favourite manicured tree in the background  Winter plumage (beard) nearly completely grey.

If you have any questions about the woods, require further information on work parties or wish to comment upon this website, you can contact me, Graham Moorby, Volunteer Warden at:








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