Stoneycliffe Wood is an ancient woodland close to Middlestown and Netherton. Ancient woodland has had tree cover in some way for around four hundred years or more. It is one of our most precious natural habitats and home to many plants and other wildlife that may find it hard to colonise and survive elsewhere. Sadly, over the years we have lost many of our ancient woodland often for development. Therefore, many of our once common plants such as bluebell are increasingly at serious risk. In particular, our own native species of bluebell is globally rare and for this reason we are the world’s guardian of this beautiful flower. Fortunately, Stoneycliffe Wood is cared for by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and now is good time to visit and see the Bluebells.
Stoneycliffe Wood bluebells