ⓘ Launde Big Wood is a 41.1 hectares biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Leicester. It is part of Launde Woods nature reserve, which is owned b ..

                                     

ⓘ Launde Big Wood

Launde Big Wood is a 41.1 hectares biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Leicester. It is part of Launde Woods nature reserve, which is owned by the Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance and managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

This wood on heavy clay is dominated by ash, and in some areas by wych elm. The ground layer has flora typical of ancient clay woods, such as bluebell, forget-me-not, yellow archangel and giant bellflower.

There is access to the site by a public footpath.

                                     
  • The site is in two areas, Launde Big Wood which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and Launde Park Wood Launde Big Wood is ancient semi - natural
  • by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, and part of it is Launde Big Wood which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Firth, J. B. 1926
  • September 2011. SSSI: Launde Big Wood and Launde Park Wood Leicestershire PDF Natural England. Retrieved 25 November 2011. Launde Woods LRWT. Archived
  • on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017. Designated Sites View: Launde Big Wood Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved
  • Designated Sites View: Launde Big Wood Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 November 2017. Launde Woods Leicestershire and
  • Bolt Wood Owston Woods Skeffington Woods listed as Leighfield Forest SSSI Great Merrible Wood the Launde woods Wardley Wood and Stoke Dry Wood The
  • Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Launde Big Wood Leicestershire Rutland Wildlife Trust Launde Park Wood Leicestershire Rutland Wildlife Trust