Nan Whins Wood (Sykes Wood) Leeds Nature Area. This ancient semi-natural woodland occupies a steep valley slope. In early spring the woodland floor is carpeted by bluebells, wood anemone and dog’s mercury, species of wildflower which are considered to be indicators of ancient woodland.
A canopy of oak trees dominates this slope in Nan Whin Woods
A shrubbery layer of Wych Elm can be observed in different parts of the wood
A stand of Broad Buckler Ferns at the southern end of the wood
Tong Beck runs along the western border of Nan Whin Wood
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