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Woldhurstlea Wood

Woldhurstlea Wood, a Site of Nature Conservation Importance, is situated in Gossops Green. A sunken track runs through the woods to Broadfield Brook, and there are also several rough tracks. All the paths can become very muddy.

What to see

This small block of mixed woodland contains many native trees and shrubs such as oak, ash, hornbeam, hazel, hawthorn and the less common small-leaved lime. In spring there are large drifts of bluebell and wood anemone as well as other ancient woodland indicator species such as wood melick, moschatel, yellow archangel, early dog-violet and wood sedge. Dense tangles of blackthorn, bramble and honeysuckle around fallen trees make parts of the site inaccessible to people and therefore valuable refuges for wildlife. The fallen and standing deadwood within the site provides valuable habitat for a range of wildlife including woodpeckers, treecreepers, beetles and fungi.

Old wood banks, a ditch and a sunken track with large lime and wych elm trees on the banks, are features of woodland archaeology which provide an interesting glimpse into the history of the area.

For more information see the full site report and species list .

Things to do

Combine your visit with the Old Crawley Walk

Help with the maintenance of this site, become a volunteer with Gatwick GreenSpace Partnership .

How to get here

The woodland can be accessed from Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green.

Map of Crawley Nature Conservation Areas

Ordnance Survey grid reference: TQ 252358

Nearest bus stop: Mowbray Drive, route 1,6 and 200

Neighbourhood: Gossops Green

  

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