Set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park close to the village of Ingleton, Greenwood Leghe covers an area of almost 4 acres, with views of Ingleborough to the north and distant views of the Forest of Bowland.
Our 2013-14 Supporter Woodland
Set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park close to the village of Ingleton, Greenwood Leghe covers an area of almost 4 acres,with views of Ingleborough to the north and distant views of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south.
A total of 2220 native broadleaf trees were planted during the winter of 2012/13, including large proportions of Rowan, Birch, Bird Cherry, Hazel, Alder and Holly. On advice from the Forestry Commission no Ash trees were planted due to the potential threat from the Ash Dieback fungus (Chalara fraxinea).
All the saplings have been planted with individual tree guards to protect them from harsh weather conditions and damage caused by rabbits, and the site has been fenced to prevent damage from livestock.
This new woodland has been funded through your donations as well as money from YDMT and the land owner.
The wood links with other existing small areas of woodland and with established hedgerows around the edge of the site, and over time Greenwood Leghe will provide a home for a variety of wildlife, bringing biodiversity and habitat improvements for the area.
Access and directions
Public rights of way pass along two sides of the wood, providing the opportunity to visit the woodland and see the trees grow and develop over time. The woodland itself is situated on private land – perimeter access is only available using existing public rights of way.
Grid Reference: SD702714