Twyford Wood is an interesting ancient woodland site. The wood was a second world war airfield, RAF North Witham, and still retains many military artefacts, including the wide open runways and the derelict control tower. After the war the airfield part of the wood was planted with oak and various conifer trees. The grassland areas are home to a regionally important colony of dingy and grizzled skipper butterflies. The butterfly reserves are managed by the Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation. The wood has a small car park.
What do other visitors say?
Chris T, 7/Aug/2016
Love going there to bycycle down the runways. Went there today with daughter and granchildren. Paid homage to the Control Tower. Sureal to realise it was all built before any of us were born.
Saw Bee Orchids for the first time in the wood today alongside one of the runways. Beautiful.
4 StarsSimon , 3/Jul/2015
Been there a few times. Never found the control tower. Where exactly is it. Is it among the woodland or at one end of a runway?
Forestry Commission Response
It is close to one of the runways.