Low Branthwaites Wood
A native broadleaf woodland with spectacular views across the Howgills, creating vital habitat for wildlife.
One of our 2019-20 Supporter Woodlands
2,200 native broadleaf trees have been planted at this unique site in Sedbergh with the aim of creating interest in the landscape, improving biodiversity and allowing people to enjoy the site and breathtaking views across the Howgills. The woodland is situated at Low Branthwaites, a beautiful B&B run by Anna and Darren who are passionate about the area and creating new woodland habitat that can be enjoyed by everyone www.lowbranthwaites.co.uk
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. Trees species planted include: Hazel, Elder, Rowan, Blackthorn, Downy Birch, Holly, Bird Cherry, Hawthorn, Crab apple, White Beam, Spindle and English walnut.
Access and directions
There is a public right of way running through the woodland site, which is sign posted from the bottom of the access track to Low Branthwaites B&B.
Grid Ref: SD68529108