Lloyds Coppice

Lloyds MeadowLloyds Coppice is a key component of the landscape of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and provides a sweeping, heavily wooded backdrop to the northern slopes of the Gorge.

Like much of the Trust’s landholdings, the coppice went through a period of intense industrial activity with the focus here on ironstone mining and clay extraction. This activity was so extensive that in the 18th century the wood was marked on maps as being an area of waste with a few scattered clumps of trees.

The woodland contains a small but important heath, home to such species as heather, adder and slow-worm and a pond, a rare wetland habitat in a woodland setting. This supports a population of great crested newts, a species of European-wide conservation importance.

For more inofrmation you can view the management plan.


Lloyds Coppice is traversed by a number of footpaths which are described in the new Ironbridge to Blists hill Victorian Town leaflet

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