SO4973 : Whitcliffe Wood

near to Overton, Shropshire, Great Britain

Whitcliffe Wood.
Whitcliffe Wood.
The bit of Bringewood above Ludlow, on Maryknoll. Taken during a ski tour of Bringewood.
An ancient hunting forest on the Ludlow Anticlyne. Traditionally an oak forest, coppiced for charcoal it is now a commercial conifer wood. It is managed, but not entirely owned by the Forestry Commission.
The charcoal used to supply the iron smelters at Bringewood Forge.
Since the late 1970s the forest has been opened up to recreational use and is now quite busy, with a dense path network.
The forest carries a large herd of fallow deer including the long haired variety supposedly unique to Haye Park.
Mortimer Forest
Name made up by the Forestry Commission in about 1970.
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January 1996   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 494 736 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.4867N 2:44.6650W
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