Anicent Woodland in Slad Valley
Owned by the late Laurie Lee
The white helleborine a rare orchid found in the woodland
A sight to be seen
Bluebells provide a carpet of blue in the spring
Trantershill is abundant with wildlife
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust urgently needs your help to raise £35,000 and save Laurie Lee's wood
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has a once in a life time offer to purchase Trantershill Wood a superb example of ancient woodland. This 3.5 hectares of woodland is bursting with an abundance of native flora and fauna including rare species like white helleborine. Just as importantly the woodland is also part of the nation’s literary heritage, as it was owned by the author and nature-lover Laurie Lee.
Nestled on the slopes of a steep valley and overlooking Laurie Lee's much-loved village of Slad below, Trantershill Wood is a superb example of ancient woodland.
With native woodland species such as yew, wych elm and elder, rare orchids like the white helleborine, a carpet of bluebells, even roe deer, these 3.5 hectares are teeming with life. With your help we could preserve and maintain this woodland forever.
I breathe the hayblown airs of home, and watch the sea-green elms drip birds and shadows Laurie Lee
Time is running out
We need to raise £35,000 to buy and manage Trantershill Wood - your donation today will help us buy the woodland, and realise our plans:
- To carry out tree safety work
- To coppice to encourage native trees to mature
- To enable access for the local community
- To install barn owl boxes
- Create standing and felled deadwood to encourage wildlife
You can play a part in saving and preserving a unique wildlife haven, and commemorating one of the nation’s best-loved authors too.
Grundon Waste Management has already very generously donated £5,000 towards saving this beautiful woodland.
DONATE TO OUR APPEAL TODAY to help us Save Trantershill Wood
Prefer to donate by cheque? Send your donation to: Trantershill Wood Appeal, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, FREEPOST GR1123, GL4 6ZZ Or, if you'd like to donate over the phone, call 01452 383333.