Workmans Wood, by Hugh Tarran, Richard Knight and Elisabeth Skinner

Workmans Wood, by Hugh Tarran, Richard Knight and Elisabeth Skinner
Published by the Sheepscombe History Society in 2006, 48 pages. A5 size booklet (N7835)

This booklet is a fascinating acccount of Workmans Wood, which lies just to the east of the Cotswolds village of Sheepscombe (and which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest).

From the introduction: It is impossible to imagine Sheepscombe without Workmans Wood. The wood provides a backdrop to the village, peaceful walks and secret places such as the ponds where we can sit and ponder. The value of the woods to the village was recognised many years ago by Mary Roberts who wrote:

"the village stands on the sides of two adjacent hills and partly fills the little valley between them. It is sheltered from the sharp east wind by a beautiful sweep of extensive beech woods, and skirted by a wild heath... 'The beech woods constitute the grace of our village. Standing singly, or in groups, the beech is a noble tree, and none are more beautiful in parks or grounds, as they throw out branches regularly, and droop them almost to the root. Yet they are sometimes clear of boughs to a considerable height"

So this booklet is for anyone who enjoys the woods - villagers, ramblers and visitors. It can be used to accompany a walk through the wood or you can just sit at home and read. Either way we hope you enjoy it..

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.