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Roudsea Wood is a National Nature Reserve situated near the River Leven at Haverthwaite in South Cumbria. It contains many rare species flowers, insects and reptiles but was in earlier times a managed of coppiced woodland for charcoal making (for gunpowder), bark-stripping for tannery work as well as burning vegetation in the production of potash. There was even an iron-smelting site. There was also some quarrying of the local limestone.

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Keywords:animals, bark, caves, cumbria, english nature, gunpowder, haverthwaite, iron, lake district, leven, nature reserves, peat, potash, roudsea, snakes, wildflowers, woodland, woods

HRS 7714 Potash burner's pit Roudsea nr car park

HRS 7714 Potash burner's pit Roudsea nr car park

HRS 7715 Roudsea Nature reserve, bog pool

HRS 7715 Roudsea Nature reserve,  bog pool

HRS 7716 Roudsea Nature Reserve, Spring growth

HRS 7716 Roudsea Nature Reserve, Spring growth

HRS 7717 Roudsea wood, potash pit

HRS 7717 Roudsea wood, potash pit

HRS 7718 Coupe stone Roudsea Wood east

HRS 7718 Coupe stone Roudsea Wood east

HRS 7719 Bark barn powder store Roudsea

HRS 7719 Bark barn powder store Roudsea

HRS 7720 Powder store Roudsea wood

HRS 7720 Powder store Roudsea wood

HRS 7721 Powder cask maybe Roudsea wood

HRS 7721 Powder cask maybe Roudsea wood

HRS 7722 Powder store Roudsea wood

HRS 7722 Powder store Roudsea wood

HRS 7723 Gunpowder store Roudsea wood

HRS 7723 Gunpowder store Roudsea wood

HRS 7724 Stone hut Roudsea

HRS 7724 Stone hut Roudsea

HRS 7725 Stone hut Roudsea

HRS 7725 Stone hut Roudsea

HRS 7726 Stone hut interior Roudsea Woods

HRS 7726 Stone hut interior Roudsea Woods

HRS 7727 Bark store or powder store west wall Roudsea

HRS 7727 Bark store or powder store west wall Roudsea

HRS 7731 Roudsea Bark Peeler's hut

HRS 7731 Roudsea Bark Peeler's hut

HRS 7732 Roudsea coppiced tree

HRS 7732 Roudsea coppiced tree

HRS 7733 Limestone quarry outcrop S end Roudsea wood

HRS 7733 Limestone quarry outcrop S end Roudsea wood

HRS 7734 Limestone face loading point Roudsea

HRS 7734 Limestone face loading point Roudsea

HRS 7735 Drystone Wall adjacent to barn Roudsea

HRS 7735 Drystone Wall adjacent to barn Roudsea

HRS 7735 Uprooted tree Roudsea Wood

HRS 7735 Uprooted tree Roudsea Wood