A mixed woodland consisting of mainly English Oak, Ash, Hazel & Hornbeam with a scattering of Japanese larch, Western Hemlock, Wild Service, Hawthorn & Various Pines.
The diverse environment, the varying elevations & the presence of a year round water source make it an extremely attractive home for a broad range of wildlife.
During the warmer months there is an area of diverse vegetation, this is home and a nursery to a variety of butterflies, bees, dragon flies and damsel files to name but a few species of insects that thrive on the woodland edge.
The woodland Habitat is a permanent sanctuary for
british and migrant wildlife. Early May brought the sound of the
declining Cuckoo which migrates from Africa and in the summer came the beautiful song of
our native Nightingale. The wood is home and a breeding ground for an
array of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Insects as well as a variety of
fungi, trees & wild flowers.
Mammals The graceful, shy and frequently
spotted Roe Dear, Red Foxes, a variety of Bats, Voles, Pigmy and Common
Shrew and the Yellow Necked Wood Mouse to name but a few.
Birds Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Wren, Woodcock, Wood Pigeon, Tree creepers & Woodpeckers, Pheasant & many more species.
Tiny creatures The wood is a haven for a host of important insects and other small creatures from Arachnids to the harmless Wood Wasp.
Reptiles Adder, Lizards & Grass snakes are present in some areas but are very elusive.
Fungi, lichens & Mosses The wood is awash with many fungi & beautiful mosses. The terrain is undulating, the flora varied allowing for a huge array throughout the year.
knowledge and expanding skills are used to make your visit to the
eForest wood, a memorable, fun and an informative experience. Whether
you visit for the day or stay on a residential our friendly staff will
welcome you with refreshments and a full health and safety briefing. Our activities and workshops are aimed for both family fun and