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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

From Leicester:

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 careful.

Go over the stile, and walk along the overgrown driveway, and you reach a notice board with signed routes.


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