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Jackson's Bank

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About Jackson's Bank

A 35ha woodland, part of the Duchy of Lancaster's Needwood Estate, that forms a SSSI with the neighbouring Brakenhurst Wood.

Defined as a replanted ancient woodland, the wood still retains some of its semi-natural flora, such as bluebell, wood anemone, wild garlic, early purple orchid, herb paris and wood spurge. The crop is even aged as the woodland was replanted after the Second World War, when a large amount of timber was extracted to provide props for trenches. Tree species include commercially planted Scots pine, hybrid black poplar, oak and cherry. Hazel, holly and hawthorne shrubs form the understorey.

Public footpaths link the site to Crossplain Wood. Surfaced paths through the wood contain gypsum mined nearby at Fauld. The site is also on the route of The National Forest Branston-Jackson's Bank long walk

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