A wood of mostly conifer with some areas of old broadleaved trees.
The different age structures of these trees provide different habitats for wildlife, including patches of heather.
Wide grassy rides provide a network of walks for those people who know these woods. With no waymarked walks provided, new users are advised to take care not to get lost.
Horse riding is by permit only and is informal (no marked route). Riders may use any track that they feel is suitable for the ability of their horse and themselves. Surfaces can be muddy in the winter. For further innformation on obtaining a permit please click here.
Whether you are a school or family there are lots of ideas and downloads to help you explore and discover the wood. To help you get started with your planning we have created an introductory slide show, lesson plans and a sample risk assessment. If you would prefer a guided visit our learning partners’ details can be found here.
Removal of Play Area
The children’s play area was clearly an enjoyable benefit to visitors at Creech Wood, unfortunately the play equipment in this area of woodland was removed as the treated timber was rotting underground making the structures unstable. Although we removed only some smaller equipment initially, unfortunately vandals caused further damage to the remaining structures which have had to be taken down.
There are no current plans to install new play structures, as we don’t have the resources to provide a new natural play offer and the necessary staff numbers to make sure the equipment is inspected and maintained to keep it safe for children to use.
What do other visitors say?
4 StarsLesley - Jayne Highfield, 21/Dec/2016
Love walking here with my dog. It would help, as there is no map of paths on site, if there was one that was available to download. Most woodland areas have something to help walkers!
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your comment. I have passed it on to the Ranger for Creech Wood. As there notany set walking routes within Creech Wood we do not produce any route maps. However you may wish to use Google Maps or Gridreferancefinder.com to create your own map of the paths you use.
5 StarsAnonymous, 15/Apr/2016
I live 2 minute walk from Creech & love walking there. There is lots of different routs to take and the little one loves the play park.
4 StarsRos, 17/Jan/2016
We visited yesterday after a long time. We used to visit the wood with our children when they were younger. They have now all grown up and have families of their own, some have already returned to the woodland to enjoy memories of their own as well as make more. I must say, like a lot of other people who have before me mention the shameless dog owners who DO NOT clear up behind their pets, not only is this a shame for others who wish to enjoy the woodland, it is CRIMINAL and should be stopped. It is such a shame when you walk through beautiful woodland, not to be able to enjoy the pleasure of the trees and animals in them as you constantly have to be looking down to ensure you are not walking in the fowl mess. DOG OWNERS, BE RESPONSIBLE AND CLEAR UP BEHIND YOUR PETS OR DON'T BRING THEM TO THE WOODS.