Yoxall Meadow Woods
A 24 ha Tender Scheme winner in 2000 on the edge of Yoxall, Yoxall Meadows Wood is a 'gateway' site in the Staffordshire area of the Forest. The main planting species is commercial poplar to generate an income from the site.
Nature conservation is a strong focus and nearly a quarter of the site consists od a wildflower meadow. The landowner has invited local artists to use the meadow as inspiration. Scrapes and ponds alongside the River Trent provide habitat for dragonflies and other invertibrates. Groups of native black poplar have been included. A strip of land along the south west edge is left unplanted to protect an area of old ridge and furrow archaeology.
A new dedicated public footpath runs through the site to link Footpath 59 off the A515 to Meadow Lane.
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- Information Centre
- Walking Trails