G7. Continue along West Gorse until you reach Linden Glade.


The Council carried out much work in this area in the winter of 2016/7. This has allowed in a lot more light and we can expect a proliferation of flowers as the summer progresses.

The name Linden Glade comes from the 6 Lime (or Linden) trees that form an arc around the rock pile. The old pond here disappeared when vandalism and cost caused the water to be turned off. In 2016 FSW restored the pond by digging out the silt and reproofing the surface. We hope that it will be a source of water for wildlife and a feature of interest for many years to come. Behind the Limes are two very tall Larch trees. You may be lucky enough to spot or hear a Tawny Owl, as there is a roost a little further into the wood behind the glade.

Beside the pool there is a patch of Periwinkles and in front of it many Wild Strawberries with tiny white flowers and a few Primroses.

Turn left past the Memorial to Col. H.S. Wood and continue along West Gorse to the T junction. Turn right along Farleigh Border. 

About half way along this path you will see a deep crater to your right. There are several of these throughout the wood, believed to be the result of WWII bombs which were jettisoned over the wood.

Look carefully at the white flowers by the path. Many are Anemones but there are also a few Wood Sorrel, distinguished by their trefoil leaves and more rounded petals. You may also spot Hairy Bittercress with very tiny white flowers in clusters.

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