Addingham’s Natural Environment
Lumb Gill Wood
Bradford Wildlife Area – Evaluation Against Local Wildlife Site Criteria Site Name/
Code: Lumb Gill Wood BWA 029 Location: South-
Date of Survey: 02/05/2012 Surveyor: E. Skinner,
West Yorkshire Ecology
Grid Reference: SE084487 Site Area (Ha): 2.49 proposed LWS boundary (2.35 original BWA boundary)
Natural Area: Southern Pennines Public Access: path through one part of wood
NVC Communities: W8
This woodland site is located to the south-
The majority of the site is covered by ancient replanted woodland. This is base-
There is a small section within the W8, which is more open and is marshy, with standing water present. Species here are: frequent Urtica dioica and Ranunculus ficaria, occasional Filipendula ulmaria, Silene dioica and Stachys sylvestris, and locally frequent Chrysosplenium oppositifolium.
The far western part of the site appears to now be part of the garden of the adjacent
house. The trees have mostly been felled, although the woodland ground flora is still
present over most of the area, including: Mercurialis perennis, Hyacinthoides non-
Fauna recorded during the site visit were: singing males of robin, chaffinch, coal tit, chiffchaff, willow warbler, goldcrest and wren, a jay calling, a pair of pheasants, blue tits contact calling, and a garden warbler was seen. In the beck there were caddisfly nymphs, freshwater shrimp and pond skaters.