Weelsby Woods Park LNR
SUMMARY:
Designated site name: Weelsby Woods Park LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: LINCOLNSHIRE Natural England Area Team: Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire (LNR)
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SITE DETAILS:
Date of Declaration: 05/07/2010 Declaring Authority: North East Lincolnshire District Council
Area (Ha): 34.7 Grid Reference: TA 285 073
Owned By:  North East Lincolnshire Council (Unitary) Managed By:  North East Lincolnshire Council (Unitary)
Location: South side of Grimsby, DN32 8PL
VISITOR INFORMATION:
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

• By public transport: The Stagecoach bus service company operate a number 7 bus service at regular interval from Grimsby Town Centre which stops outside Weelsby Woods Park.
• By car: Travel to Grimsby on the M180 motorway then join the A180. At the fourth roundabout turn right on to Victoria Street (A16) straight across at the lights join the Peaks Parkway (A16). At third set of traffic lights turn left on to Weelsby Road (A46) which crosses the Peaks Parkway. Weelsby Woods is 0.5 mile along Weelsby Road on the right hand side.
• On foot: Weelsby Woods Park is situated at the centre of a network of definitive public footpaths. Pedestrian access to the site can be gained via five public footpaths. The main entrance is from Weelsby Road, Grimsby. Pedestrian access to the park can be gained from; St Andrews Drive, Humberston Road, Peaks Parkway and from the south side of the woods.
• By bicycle: Cyclists can also access the site from the above entrances.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The original parkland of Weelsby Woods was laid out over 150 years ago and many of the ornamental trees date from this period. The parkland is a wide open area with many notable trees - dominated in the centre with a cluster of Scots pines. Many of the specimen trees are non-native including lime, beech, london plane, sycamore, poplar and yew. Native trees and shrubs occur in the marginal woodland and include pedunculate oak, ash, elder, elm, wild cherry, rowan, hazel, hawthorn and alder. Interesting ground flora can be seen such as wood avens, enchanter's nightshade, hedge garlic, wild arum and nipplewort.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
FURTHER INFORMATION:
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.
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