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2 Forests to explore in Rutland

Rutland

Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire. It is England’s smallest and arguably prettiest county and is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the great outdoors.

Dole Wood
Dole WoodThurlby, Bourne PE10 0QA, UK

A small surviving piece of ancient woodland of the formerly extensive primary woodland cover of South Kesteven. A fantastic site for bird spotting and enjoying the many wild plants and flowers. The wood consists mainly of oak standards with hazel coppice. There are also ash, field maple, wych elm and wild service tree. Both common and midland hawthorns can be seen in the understorey.

Great Merrible Wood
Great Merrible WoodGreat Easton, Market Harborough LE16 8DG, UK

Great Merrible Wood is a 12 hectare nature reserve east of Hallaton in Leicestershire. It is owned and managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, and is part of the Eye Brook Valley Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is semi-natural ancient woodland with several unusual herbs, such as broadleaved helleborine, herb paris and violet helleborine. One of the iconic location for an outing and also for some adventure too.

Map of Forests to explore in Rutland