This ancient semi-natural broadleaf woodland provides the ideal habitat for a huge variety of wildlife species, and is the ideal spot for a great family day out with play, trails and orienteering.
Wonder through the woods on a variety of paths and pay a visit to the newly opened Upper Woodhead area.
The site is home to a rich diversity of wildlife including skylarks, meadow pipits, woodpeckers and kestrels. Carpets of Bluebells can be seen in the spring.
You can try the orienteering course or take a gentle walk along the Health Walk route and at the end the kids can play on the Natural Play area.
What do other visitors say?
3 StarsNora batty, 13/Dec/2015
I only gave it 3 stars because i havn't explored enough yet although it is a very good spot for chestnuts at the right time of year.
4 StarsNeil, 11/May/2015
have spent a couple of hours exploring this ancient woodland for the first time today,well worth a visit.
a visit made memorable when i came across a grass snake, not something you see every day.
I was wandering if you know of, where metal detecting is permitted
Forestry Commission Response
Metal detecting is not permitted on Forestry Commission land. Please contact 01623 822447 for further information