Nightingale Wood in South Marston, nr Swindon, is a unique wildlife site.
It is a new community woodland planted in the 1990's with a wetland area on an ex-agricultural site. The site supports a large variety of wildlife especially birds. The mixed trees here are still in the early stages of growth but already a new woodland can be seen to be emerging.
Nightingale Wood has a main car park with a small number of picnic tables and a choice of three easy access trails to choose from. The Great Western Community Forest project has produced a downloadable leaflet for Nightingale which can be accessed via the link under 'useful sites'.
There are hard surface paths throughout the three waymarked trails on site. Trim trail equipment suitable for all ages was installed in 2009 with funding from the Great Western Community Forest project.