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Explore Tuetoes Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Laughton Forest was originally planted by the Forestry Commission in 1927. Before this time, the area was mainly open heathland with ponds, small woodlands and shifting sand dunes.

The forest still supports a wide range of these habitats, which include many locally and nationally rare plants, animals and birds.

 

Most of Laughton Forest is leased from Meynell Estate and public access is restricted.  However, Tuetoes is owned by the FC and you are welcome to explore.  This map shows the area at Tuetoes and the rest of the forest.  If you wish to explore the wider forest please stay on the Right of Way which is also shown on the map

 

Enjoy the tranquility of the woodland, home to flapping herons and elusive nightjars.

 

What do other visitors say?

Up until about 5 or 6 years ago we had visited Laughton woods regularly for over 30 years. At that time there were walks all through the woods marked(I assume by the FC) by posts with yellow rings and the woods were busy with walkers and horse riders. Why is this no longer allowed?

Roger, 21/Aug/2015

Hi Roger, you are more than welcome to walk in Tuetoes Wood. We removed the waymarked trail when the posts all started to rot off or get vandalised. We decided not to replace it as the area is small and the paths are very obvious that people could find their own way round without getting lost, hopefully! Please note you can only walk in the wider Laughton Forest on the rights of way.

Forestry Commission Response

Hi there, I would like help with where the tuetoes public bit ends too please, as we walk and horseride there regularly and have also been stopped by the shooters in there, when I thought we were in the public bit!

Johanna sugden, 10/Apr/2015

Hi Johanna, I will send you a map via email that should answer your questions.

Forestry Commission Response

Can you help me identify where Tuetoes access ends and the Forrest becomes part of private land. Thanks

Sue Dent, 11/Mar/2015

Hi Sue, I will send you a map on email to confirm but if you look at an OS map the open access area should be marked with the FC logo and either a purple or orange area line depending on the type of map.

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Last updated: 14th April 2016

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OS Grid ref: SE845009

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