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

Twyford Wood is an interesting ancient woodland. The wood was a second world war airfield, RAF North Witham, and still retains many military artefacts. 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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Extremely interesting site given its history and a very pleasant walk on the runways !

Simon, 25/Mar/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

I absolutely love this place. The runways are eerily beautiful and the control tower, tucked behind the right runway, is a piece of history slowly decaying. A wonderful walk, around 5-6km through beautiful woodland. So lucky to have places like this on our doorstep.

Tracy Hefferon, 28/Aug/2017

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.

Chris T, 7/Aug/2016
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Last updated: 29th June 2018

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • The concrete runways make for excellent all-weather cycle routes.
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding is welcome in Twford Wood, but grassy rides and tracks may be very wet.
  • Walking
  • You are free to enjoy walking along the World War II runways and feeder roads throughout the wood.
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OS Grid ref: SK 947239

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