Swaine Wood

This woodland perches on a steep valley side overlooking the River Aire. It is quite likely that the precipitous nature of the land made it unsuitable for  agriculture and development and thus ensured the retention of this ancient semi-natural woodland in to the Twenty-first century. Much of it is oak woodland with a scattering of yellow archangel, bluebells and ransoms on the woodland floor.

Swaine Wood as seen from the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath in the vicinty of Rodley Marina

Despite the precipitous nature of the terrain a rich woodland habitat prevails

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West Leeds Country Park Part 2 - Newlay canal bridge to Apperley Bridge