Long Wood and Scarr Wood

Scarr and Long Woods

Long Wood and Scarr Wood are two areas of publicly owned woodland measuring 12 hectares, set within the urban fringe of Halifax at Copley. Both sites form part of the typical Scarp Oak woodland found throughout Calderdale, and despite previous heavy management still contain a rich floral diversity reminiscent of ancient woodland.

In recognition of this fact the woodlands are now designated as Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) and funding has been secured to carry out improvement works in the woodlands. Work undertaken to date includes extensive improvements to the footpaths and felling of non-native species to promote better regeneration of the indigenous Birch and Oak.

Scarr Wood includes the locally important Woodhouse Scar, which is frequented by rock climbers from across the region.

Local residents have formed a friends group and are currently active in the further development and management of the woodlands.