Woodland Online Decision System (WOODS)


Factors and Constraints to take into account

The factors and constraints that the National Park believes are important in choosing planting sites range from the shape of the land to the protected status of certain areas such as limestone pavements.


Click here to start WOODS The constraints:
  • Environmentally Sensitive Areas
  • Limestone pavements
  • National Nature Reserves
  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest
  • Existing woodland
  • Meadows
  • Lowland pasture
  • Dales moorland
  • Areas of Bracken
The factors:
  • Nearness to a river
  • Nearness to a road
  • Nearness to existing woodland
  • Height up dale sides
  • Distance from Gill (stream) sides
The next few pages will take you through each of the factors and constraints. For each you can say how important you think it is. At the end you'll see a map of potential planting areas based on your choices.

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