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Explore West Tanpit Wood
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

Small stream beside a woodland trail in West Tanpit West Tanpit Wood is a small, quiet woodland located on the banks of picturesque Markham Brook.

There is a short circular walk within the wood which passes through a mixture of trees including oak, hazel and larch.

West Tanpit Wood is probably named so because of the brook having been previously used for leather tanning. Oak was used to line tan pits into which brook water was fed, the oak bark leeched out tannins causing the animal hides to soften and become more durable.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Beautiful, magical wood at all times of year, although the walk is quite short.

George, 4/May/2010

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Chalara ash dieback

What's Here?

  • Walking
  • Parking
  • limited parking spaces available by the barrier
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: ST524731

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Contact

West England District
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01594 833057
westengland@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Parking
limited parking spaces available by the barrier
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