R2. Enter the wood.

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As you enter the woodland in Greenhill Way note the large Ash to the right, which does not have keys, attached but does have distinctive black buds. Beneath it is an Elder 29 with a few berries still attached. To the left is a colourful Copper Beech and beyond it an evergreen Yew 15 although this one does not have any berries. On the ground at your feet you can see the leaves of Hawthorn 21, Sycamore 11 and Hazel 8.

The area to the right of the path was thinned by the FSW in 2015. We cleared some of the Sycamore (an invasive and non-native tree) to let in more light and encourage biodiversity. Showing more clearly now in that area are several Larch. Larch is a conifer with small cones that can be found around the base and reddish deeply grooved bark. Larch is the only conifer found in Britain that is not evergreen - it sheds its needles each autumn.

Continue straight on at the cross track. At the fork there is a bench.  Bear left to emerge into a field, David's Crook. 

Around the bench are Oak 4, Sweet Chestnut 16 and Beech and as you enter the field Holly 17 and Laurel 18 can be spotted to the left of the path. Sweet Chestnuts have a characteristic twisted appearance of the bark. They were introduced into Britain by the Romans for their edible chestnuts. Look for a coppiced Sweet Chestnut tree with 3 trunks.

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