SP7021 : Grendon Wood

taken 9 years ago, near to Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Grendon Wood
Grendon Wood
Grendon Wood is a close-packed mature broadleaved wood of about 21 hectares, predominantly oak, with ash, field maple, aspen and birch. This wood, together with the larger Doddershall Wood which adjoins it to the south, and the smaller Lee Wood to the east, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The woods have long been known as a site of exceptional importance for butterflies of which no less than 35 species, some now very rare, have been recorded.

A part of these woods was within the medieval hunting Great Forest of Bernwood, see SP7221 : Finemere Wood. The woods are part of the estate of Doddershall House which is 2.5km to the south-east, SP7120 : Entrance, Doddershall House. The village of Grendon Underwood is 1.5km to the south-west. The name Grendon means 'green hill', and the addition of Underwood is believed to signify its vicinity to the forest of Bernwood.

This ride runs from the south-west edge to the north-east edge of the wood, a distance of 600m.
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SP7021, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 16 April, 2009
Category
Woodland > Wood   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 701 215 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.2649N 0:58.9713W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 700 214
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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