Local Wildlife at Skellingthorpe Old Wood

Skellingthorpe Old Wood  provides a home for thousands of wildlife species. Ancient woodlands, such as this one, provide a home for more wildlife than any other landscape.

This ancient woodland environment has been undisturbed for over 400 years, allowing a unique range of plants and animals to evolve, including 79 globally threatened and declining ones.

Many ancient woodlands contain species that only like to live in damp shady places where there is little disturbance from people and creatures such as the dormouse make a permanent home here.

This unique environment offers a great nature walk experience.