Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe is one of Norfolk’s few remaining ancient woodlands. The name Ashwellthorpe is evidence of an early settlement here, perhaps of Danish origin and hints that ash trees, which still grow in the wood, have been part of the landscape here for over a thousand years.
This is a very varied woodland with many tree species, and its 37 hectares include a good network of rides. The wood is especially beautiful in spring with carpets of bluebells, wood anemones and ransoms.
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NWT dogs policy: sorry, no dogs.
Please read more about Ash Dieback Disease, present in NWT Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe.
There is no charge for access to this reserve.
NWT Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe lies 4km to the south east of Wymondham along Silfield Road. Parking at NWT carpark in the village. Signed off The Street, Ashwellthorpe.
Entrance is via a public footpath from Ashwellthorpe village.
Poles from this woodland were supplied to a brush factory in Wymondham until the 1970s.
Information board and way-marked trail. Reserve leaflet.
wood anemone, ramsons, early purple orchid, wood spurge, hairy St John’s wort, bluebell, woodruff, herb Paris, twayblade, white admiral butterfly.
oak, ash, hornbeam, hazel.
This species can be seen in:
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