Lower Wood in Ashwellthorpe is an ancient woodland that was recorded in the Domesday Book. Recently the woodland management has been encouraging growth here by cutting back young stems to ground level, with 37 hectares to explore it is one of the biggest remaining ancient woodlands.
Lower wood contains a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Wild garlic is commonly found here alongside bluebells, wood spurge, woodruff, herb Paris, twayblade, purple orchids and over 200 species of fungi.
Common woodland mammals often found here include red, roe and muntjac deer and grey squirrels. There are also many different butterflies and birds that roam the woodland.