Ivy Crag Wood Nature Reserve

Ivy Crag courtesy Nuturel LakelandThis reserve is a mature oak woodland possibly dating from the 1700s. Trees include sycamore, oak, sweet chestnut, and beech.

Ground growth includes wood sage, bluebell, and wood anemone.

Nest boxes are home to pied flycatchers, tits, and redstarts. Also breeding on the reserve are wood warblers, tawny owls, and great spotted and green woodpeckers.

Great tit male by David PackmanMap Reference:
OS 1:50,000
Sheet No 90NY 244 266
Open to members. Non-members need to have a permit – tel. 01539 816 300 for details.
Take A590 towards Castle Inn and Bothel, then take 4th right signed for Millbeck. Just after the junction turn left onto forest track, following it to the turning circle. Park and follow path running parallel to road to the reserve. Reserve is very steep and slippery.

Photos courtesy of Nuturel Lakeland , David Packman.

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