Whitecliff and Clarkson’s Woods

Added on 9th November 2016 by Audrey Barnes


The post industrial area surrounding Clarkson’s Wood which  largely consists of ‘slag’ is being regenerated by plants.

Close to the viaduct is a Goat Willow, usually seen as a bush, which has grown into a huge tree.

Oak, gorse, Broome, Hazel, Apple, Crab Apple, Briar Rose and Hawthorn and Birch have seeded into the slag.

A Native Spindle with bright pink berries and orange seeds has grown along side the Viaduct. This is a rarity in the area as it likes chalky ground.