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Explore Haugh Woods
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.4/5)

Wood white butterflyBeautiful Broadleaf Woods.

The name Haugh, which is pronounced "Hoff" is derived from the name of a Saxon owner indicating that this is the site of an ancient wood. Haugh Woods, at nearly 350 hectares (850 acres), is nationally important for butterflies and moths, with over 600 species recorded within it. This makes the wood one of the top 10 woods in the country and is designated as a SSSI due to the presence of these invertebrates.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Please put dog poo bins in the car park and around the forest routes

Tom Jennings, 25/Mar/2018
1 Star 1 Star

It would appear in the first 400m most dog owners don't clean up the dog poo. It's revolting, it needs to be addressed with poo bins, and educating the owners to clean it up, which doesn't include pushing it to the side of the path.

Fines I imagine would be a great deterrent and very profitable for the Forest Commission by the amount of poo on the path.

I won't be back, and wouldn't recommend taking young children unless you want to clear poo off boots.

Shame because once you're past poo lane, it's very good.

James Jones, 30/Jul/2017
3 Stars 3 Stars

Took two grandchildren visiting from Scotland today and local toddler grandchild plus their two little dogs. We had a picnic and then set out on a walk. Lovely sunny morning and loads of butterfly's to see and photograph. Unfortunately there apppears to be so much dog poo on the track that I was constantly telling the children to be careful where they stood. What a pity that other dog owners leave such a mess behind them and in bags hanging from trees. Not sure why people go out of their way to visit such a lovely place but leave such a disgraceful mess behind them.

Annie, 17/Jul/2017
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