The woodland is set in a predominantly arable landscape. The woodlands provide structural and ecological diversity within this area; and are of high importance in this landscape. The woodlands are part of the Whittlebury SSSI complex although have no SSSI designation themselves.
The woodlands are primarily deciduous and can be divided into three categories; Mixed broadleaves and conifers, mixed broadleaves and conifers with mixed broadleaves. The ride network when under management could offer up to 15ha of open space. Circa 52 ha or 68% of the woodland is classified as ancient semi natural woodland; (ASNW) while 32 ha or 32% is planted ancient woodland; (PAWS).
Unfortunately, ash dieback is present in many areas of the woods and will be a driver in how the woodland will be managed in the future.
The woodlands are generally level with heights above sea level (ASL) at around 100-120m ASL.