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Jubilee Wood

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Hidden : 08/04/2012
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Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

A nano cache within the Jubilee Woods at Great Gidding
The woodland has public access via a dirt track between houses on Mill Road and is an area for all to enjoy, there is a wooden sign at the entrance to the track. In nice weather it is a good place to take a rest or have a picnic after a busy time geocaching in the Gidding/Sawtry area. Enjoy!

To celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, a small woodland was planted to the north-east of the village and is an area for all to enjoy.

A range of trees were planted including blackthorn, hawthorn, oak and ash, with wide grass rides between the wooded blocks. These rides are sun traps and provide invertebrates with long grass to shelter in and flowering plants to feed from. The blossom on the trees is also a good source of nectar for insects such as butterflies. The woodland is currently quite sparse but, as it grows, it will provide excellent foraging opportunities for amphibians and create darker, damper areas for them to utilise. The woodland is surrounded by a dense hedgerow which acts as a corridor for creatures moving around the area.

A new pond for the woodland was added in 2011 and is a great benefit to the local amphibian population. The pond is located in the northern half of the woodland.

Although the path is wide enough for cars, vehicle access is limited to owners of the village allotments by a locked gate at the top of the track. You you will need to park on Mill Road and walk up the track and cut around the gate.  

 Due to the presence of the allotments, there may be a number of muggle allotmenteers around .
Although the pond isn’t very deep it is still a risk for children.
Please keep any dogs on leads when close to the allotments.  
Due to the type of soil in this area, if there has been heavy rain there maybe some standing water.

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