Bradfield Woods has over 370 species of flowering plants and 420 different fungi making it one of the richest woods in Britain. The ancient ash stools, created by centuries of coppicing are the oldest living things in Suffolk.
The wood boasts over 700 years of recorded history and more ancient woodland indicator species than any known woodland.
There has been woodland here since the Ice Age and the mix of species includes small-leaved lime and hornbeam, reflecting the trees and shrubs in the wildwood from which it evolved.
Bradfield Woods is a working wood that is unique as it has been under continuous traditional coppice management since 1252.
- Bradfield Woods
Bury Saint Edmunds