Flatropers Wood

A peaceful mixed woodland of great variety with streams and an open heathy area

The far east of the county around the village of Beckley is one of the quietest and well wooded parts of Sussex. It’s here you can find Flatropers Wood, just over 37 hectares of mixed woodland, sunny open paths and rides, and ponds and streams. The woodland has been worked over the years and its composi­tion reflects this history.

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News from Flatropers Wood

    • Ancient Woodland

      Ancient Woodland

      Sussex has large areas of ancient woodland i.e. woodland that has existed since at least 1600 CE, with some pre-existing this arbitrary benchmark. Sussex Wildlife Trust is lucky enough to manage a small part of this

    • Be tick aware

      Be tick aware

      Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

    • Creative nature writing in a time of crisis

      Creative nature writing in a time of crisis

      Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has a creative writing and poetry group that’s connecting remotely because of the Coronavirus situation. Sussex Wildlife Trust member Jim Northover shares his poem about wood anemones

    • Wild Daffodils at West Dean Woods

      Wild Daffodils at West Dean Woods

      In Sussex, Wild Daffodils are locally frequent with the majority found in old woods on the Weald. This was a common plant but is significantly declining due to agricultural improvement of meadows and mismanaged woodlands.

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