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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


A Car Park Tidy Up


28/10/2018 - today, with the help of the brush cutter and chainsaw, we were able to complete the hedge cutting begun in September.  As well as finishing the hedge we gave the car park a general tidy up for the winter.

21/10/2018 - the wood was very photogenic on this Sunday's visit.  It took quite a while to reach the coppice section as I had to keep stopping to take pics of the sun shining through the mist and trees.  As you can see from the image below, there are now only about three really "monster" stools remaining in this part of the section.  Another couple of sessions should see this bit cleared.

07/10/2018 - I'm taking the opportunity of a bit of space in the coppice section to layer two hazel poles in the hope of growing two new hazel stools.  The cutting and bending of these poles, as shown above, looks a bit brutal but providing there is some bark and wood left intact the pole will continue to live.  Burying it should encourage new roots to form and then viola, a new tree.


Conservation work party dates are:

4th & 18th Nov
2nd, 16th & 30 Dec
13th & 27th Jan 2019
10th & 24th Feb
10th & 24th Mar

Last Update 21/10/2018

Work continues on the Meer's ride coppice section  Quite a large scallop of cleared hazel is now emerging.  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 pic from our recent holiday in East Devon, a couple more fossils found on Charmouth beach.

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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