Staverton is one of the finest examples of ancient wood pasture in the country and public access is very limited. The site contains over 4000 pollarded oaks, many over 400 years old and some estimated to be much older. Together with the neighbouring wood, The Thicks, some of the biggest rowans, birch and holly trees in the country are found here. Oliver Rackham described it as a place of “Tolkein-esque beauty”
This is a wonderful opportunity to visit a truly iconic woodland and to hear from Gary Battell, a Small Woods trustee who has a long association with Staverton and the work being done to help ensure the oaks. Gary has unparalleled knowledge of Staverton and will explain the development of both the site and individual trees. It We will also be able to see the work being done to “retrench” some of the trees and grow replacements.
Staverton is near Woodbridge in Suffolk, Grid ref TM 355 508.
Places are limited and early booking is recommended!
Photo credit: Azimbek Assarov