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Haugh Wood Butterfly Trails
(Average user rating: unrated unrated)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:

North Trail - Red Arrows. South Trail - Green Arrows

Length of trail:

North Trail 1.5 miles, South Trail 2.0 miles

Trail is currently open

the last 200m of the north trail is closed temporarily due to felling works

Trail description

Ranger shows a child a book on butterfly species while on a butterfly walk event

In order for everyone to enjoy the butterflies of Haugh Woods, the Forestry Commission and Butterfly Conservation have set up two trails through the woods.

The trails mainly follow hard forest tracks and traverse gentle slopes. Along the trail are information boards describing some of the butterflies that may be see on the walk.

What do other visitors say?

Hi there interested in your response to peters question about second brood of wood whites I'll be up that way on the 8th August would love to see them ?

Wayne, 7/Aug/2016

The second brood is not quite in full swing yet at Haugh, there were a couple on the north side last week but nothing on the south side yet. The second brood is flying at Wigmore now if you want to visit somewhere to see them!

Forestry Commission Response

Hi,I will be visiting haugh woods on 31st july.Do you know if wood white will be flying?By the way,reports suggest many colonies of wood whites have become extinct.Yours is one of very few sites left.


peter smith, 27/Jul/2016

Ranger will reply by email - thank you

Forestry Commission Response

Hi,will be visiting haugh woods on 31st july.

Can you tell me if 2nd brood of wood white will be flying?


peter smith, 25/Jul/2016

Possibly if this fine weather continues.

Forestry Commission Response
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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Cyclists can use the 5-mile, family friendly cycle track.
  • Horse riding
  • Riders may enter the woods on any of the public bridleways, or use the horse-boxing point at the south-eastern end of the forest on the edge of Rose Coppice.
  • Play area
  • The play area is situated close to the Forest Cafe, enabling parents to keep an eye on the youngsters whilst taking it easy!
  • Viewpoint
  • The Tree Top Way climbs to a height of 20 metres through the canopy, offering fantastic views across the forest. To reach it, follow the Elephant Walk
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