Sellers Wood LNR SSSI
Type : Woodland
This ancient coppiced woodland covers more than 14 hectares and is nationally designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as a result of its wildlife value. It is managed by the Trust in partnership with Nottingham City Council, and part is a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).
About the Reserve
The site is geologically diverse and this has contributed to the development of a diverse range of habitats and species. Oak-birch-bracken and ash-wych elm woodland types are both present, the former on acidic sandy soils at the southern end and the latter on Magnesian Limestone to the north. There has been a long history of human intervention, leading to the development of several ponds in the old clay pits and hummocky terrain, left over where limestone was previously excavated. The wetland is now a valuable habitat, especially as it is bordered by some botanically-rich grassland.
Species of interest include many plants indicative of ancient woodland, such as giant bellflower, early-purple orchid, wood anemone, yellow archangel and twayblade
For some pictures of the reserve please go to out Flickr set
Management mainly involves footpath and fencing maintenance, annual mowing of the grassland and some scrub control.
How to Get There
Sellers Wood is situated near Bulwell to the north west of the city of Nottingham (grid reference SK523454). It can be accessed by bus from Bulwell (NCT service 60/61) or by car via Sellers Wood Drive West, off the outer loop road to the west of Bulwell. If using satnav. enter NG6 7FW and follow the preceding instructions. There is space for a small number of cars to park by the entrance gates.
If you would like further details about the reserve, or if you are interested in getting involved in the management of the site, please call the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust office on 0115 958 8242