G5. Proceed down Langfords Way to the first junction and then turn right into Beech Grove.

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White squirrels are often seen around the junction of Langfords Way and Beech Grove. Look for a flash of white high in the branches further down Langfords Way. Also at this corner spot more Field Maple leaves on the ground mixed in with Oak and the smaller Hawthorn 21 leaves.

The area to the right of Beech Grove was planted as part of the Council regeneration programme. 250 Hazels and 400 Oaks were planted here in 2010. Deer fencing and tubes protect the young trees from deer browsing. Hazel is the main tree in the understory here - look for signs of next spring’s catkins.

A fallen tree on the left has “seats’ cut out of it - but these are a bit too wet to sit on at this time of year. There is also much bracken along this stretch.

At the next T-junction turn right along Noakes Way. Look for fungi and mosses on the stumps.


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