About Lamarsh Hill Wood

Lamarsh Hill Wood is 1.75 hectares of woodland on a gentle, north facing slope. The area was originally planted in 1966 with Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), Beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Oak (Quercus robur).

 

The Scots pines were thinned in 1986 and a number of larger trees were lost in the storm of October 1987. More recent planting including Hazel, Ash and Dogwood is coppiced to form a dense "shrub layer"

Two open glades have been created and with the foxgloves, buddleia and brambles, these sunny spots are designed to attract woodland butterflies.

The woodland floor has many years of rotting leaf litter and fallen material, which forms an important habitat for minibeasts.

"A foggy morning chorus in Lamarsh Hill Wood."

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A Valley View

At the edge of Lamarsh Hill Wood, the slope falls away to the north east, forming a steep cliff known as Stour Cliff. This creates a stunning view through the tops of the trees further down the cliff, including several old oaks. Beyond is the Stour Valley and in the distance Henny, the River Stour and Great Cornard can be seen.