Laurie Lee Wood

Summary:

To celebrate this centenary of the birth of celebrated Gloucestershire author Laurie Lee in 2014, the Laurie Lee Wood was created in the Slad Valley by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.
Gloucestershire author Laurie Lee grew up in the Gloucestershire village of Slad, near Stroud. His most famous novel, Cider with Rosie, which describes his childhood in the period soon after the First World War, has sold over six million copies worldwide.

Laurie Lee died in 1997, aged 82, and to celebrate this centenary of the author's birth in 2014, the new Laurie Lee Wood has been created in the Slad Valley by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust which bought the three-hectare woodland from the author's family.

It is a beautiful ancient woodland of more than three hectares bursting with an abundance of native flora and fauna. It is next door to the wildlife trust's Swift’s Hill Nature Reserve.

More Information

Address:

Knapp Lane, Elcombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Website:

www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/reserves/Laurie-Lee-Wood

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