Grovely Wood

Grovely Woods

Grovely Wood is one of the largest woodlands in southern Wiltshire.

It is situated on a chalk ridge above the River Wylye to the south of the nearby village of Great Wishford, within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Sarum Way enters the wood. It is recognised for its nature conservation importance through designation as a County Wildlife Site. Among the species found here is the Purple Emperor butterfly.

There is much Iron Age and Roman archaeology in the vicinity of the woods. A Roman road runs east to west through the centre of the wood.


Posted on

9 January 2015