RANSOM WOOD BUSINESS PARK
Ransom Wood is a 70 acre woodland park combining a restaurant, children’s nursery, woodland walks and more. Situated in an amazing woodland setting yet close to transport links and local amenities, Ransom Wood’s location in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire offers a unique environment of leafy vista and wildlife.
IN BUSINESS WITH NATURE
The environment at Ransom Wood is one of the aspects that makes the park so unique and special so a big effort is made to enhance its beauty whilst at the same time maintaining the correct environmental balance. The site will stay as 70% green space and 30% development, which is an extremely high ratio in comparison to almost any office park.
In 2015 Ransom Wood switched on its solar farm making it what is though to be the first self sufficient business park in the UK when the sun shines.
Ransom Wood is a true haven for animal life thanks to its protected environment. The park provides a range of habitats for wildlife including lowland heath which is rare in this area and supports a number of uncommon plants and animals including bull finch and song thrush, all of which are in a state of rapid decline in the UK.
The variety of bird life is astounding (several breeds of Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tits, Owls and many more) and mammals such as Fallow Deer can be seen grazing. The site is also used to return healed animals and birds to their natural environment, such as Tawny Owls, Kestrels and even a Buzzard.
The RSPB are regular visitors to Ransom Wood. They take part in bird watching as well as moth nights.
Ransom Wood is an oasis of floral life and was proud to have been recognised by ‘Mansfield in Bloom’ as a runner up. The flora is particularly special in Ransom Wood in Spring and early summer when the wild flowers around the park are in their full beauty. A number of studies has shown that Ransom Wood supports a variety of noteworthy flora within its “Site of Importance to Nature Conservation” designation, including a mosaic of heathers, moss and herbs and extensive spreads of native trees such as Oak and Birch.