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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


The start of this year's coppicing


03/09/2017 - the left hand section of the main ride, in my photo above, is where the next ride coppice section will be.  It is the view looking from within the wood to the main entrance.  Watch my updates here as we clear this section, which was last cut in 2008.  The stretch of mown grass in Brownes' Pieces, shown below, is where the next sapling plantation will be.  This large expanse of land will be the new home for 2,500 young trees.  Which this space....

27/08/2017 - our first work of the season, cutting back the car park's hedge where it borders the road.  This is a job that is just too big for one morning's work, so I left a bit of tidying up to finish off next week.  All I have to do now is remove the thorns from my hands.



20/08/2017 - spotted these two comma butterflies on the blackberries along the main ride in the wood today.  The white "comma"  (that's why it's called a comma), is just visible on the underside of the wing of the lower one.



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

17th September
1st, 15th & 29 October
12th & 26th November
10th & 24 December
7th & 21st January 2018
4th & 18th February
4th & 18th March


Last Update 03/09/2017

Today I started this year's ride coppice section.  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 windy day in Soar Mill Cove, Devon, thinking about swimming (we didn't).

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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