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


Making Hay While the Sun Shines


18/02/2018 - every year we cut the grass and brambles in the small meadow on the edge of the wood, alternating between the inner and out sections.  This year it is the turn of the inner section.  These images show the before and after cutting views from two aspects.  The weather plays a big part in this task, we don't want too much wind and we do want plenty of sun, especially at tea time.  Luckily this year we had perfect conditions.

04/02/2018 - as well as bluebells you can now see dog's mercury plants starting to show, a particularly vigorous one is right by the notice board at the wood's entrance.

04/02/2018 - Just as well that we have finished protecting the path leading up to the bluebells in Gransden.  This is one of the best views of bluebells in the wood and not one that we want thoughtless visitors trampling all over. 


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

4th & 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.

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