Black Carr Woods

The name of this woodland offers a clue to its wet nature, as carr refers to a wet woodland, usually found in a valley bottom, where tree species tolerant to wet conditions, such as alder and willow, thrive. A second woodland, called Holme Wood, also stood, until around the mid 20th Century, immediately to the south west of Black Carr Wood. Originally of a similar size, all that remains of this woodland today is a faint trace of boundary trees, the remainder having been cleared.

Dense stands of young oak trees with a carpet of Himalayan Balsam beneath form part of Black Carr Wood

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