Sheet Hedges Wood
Sheet Hedges Wood is a site of special
scientific interest between Groby and Newtown Linford and covers some 53.23
acres (21.55ha). It is a semi-natural broad-leaved woodland and is documented in
local records as far back as the 14th century. Sheet Hedges wood is classified
as an Ash/Maple type woodland and its main tree species include Ash, Oak,
Cherry, Alder, Birch Field Maple and Hazel
Getting to Sheet Hedges
Leave Leicester on the A50, passing County
Hall. At the A46 roundabout, turn left, signposted Groby. Drive over the bridge,
and go straight on at the roundabout to Groby Village Centre.
In the village, turn right near the chip
shop, signposted Newtown Linford and Leicester. After going under the bridge,
continue straight on.
Pass Groby Pool on your right hand side, and
the woods is about 1/4 mile further on on the right. Sadly, due to misuse, the
car park is no longer open, so you must park near the gate.
Alternatively, park at Groby Pool car park and walk along the road, but be
Go over the stile, and walk along the
overgrown driveway, and you reach a notice board with signed routes.