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Workmans Wood is a wood just to the east of the village of Sheepscombe, in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. It is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest being part of the Cotswold Commons And Beechwoods SSSI. The Wood is part of a designated national nature reserve (NNR).

Significant species

It is of particular importance as one of only three extant sites in Britain for the Red Helleborine Cephalanthera rubra.

A small colony of this plant grows in the centre of the wood. Netting is used to protect the plants from disturbance.

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