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Explore Hazelborough Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

Hazelborough Wood is an ancient woodland site with both majestic oak and younger conifer plantations. The wood is accessed from the slip road off the A43 Silverstone bypass, as you head towards Northampton.

Are you interested in helping to manage your local woodland? Why not join our volunteers for a day out in the woods? We will provide all hand tools, as well as tea, coffee and plenty of biscuits! All you will need to bring is lunch and a cold drink. You will be helping to manage the woodland by cutting back overgrowing forest rides, so come along and get stuck in! For more information contact Brian Pollard ( ).

What do other visitors say?

I run a walking group and want to visit to see the bluebells this year. Obviously a bit early to tell but what is the best time usually to see the bluebells. If we follow the main path alongside the A43 is this the best place to see them please. Many thanks

Sheila Dalzell, 3/Feb/2017

Bluebells tend to be at their best in late April to early May. This depends largley on the weather. The western sections of Hazelborough North woodland is the best for bluebells. We hope you enjoy your walk.

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It makes me really sad to write this comment😩. I took my family (including young children) for a new year walk to the wood. We parked and headed along the path running parallel with the A43. I was horrified at the amount of dog poo either side of the path. We had only walked 200 yards when we had to turn back because instead of a nice walk, with the family and letting the children explore the wood in a wood it was just like walking through a dogs toilet. What can you do to stop irresponsible dog walkers not bagging up and taking their dog poo and putting it in a bin or taking it home, large fines- more bins? Also are you able to clean up the current filthy mess?

Sue Saunders, 14/Jan/2017

Dear Sue, Thank you for your message. Dog mess is ongoing issue in woodland management. There are not currently funds to install dog bins in Hazelborough Woods, and they do not always solve the problem. We will put up some signs to ask dog walkers to take dog mess home.

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I have recently moved to the area and went to the forest for the first time on December 23rd 2016. I found it to be marvellous for walking - both for myself and for the dog. However, several of the paths were impassable due to the effect of horses ploughing up the mud. I read the comments from other users. I did see the sign warning riders to stick to the hard paths but they are clearly ignoring this and ruining the paths. I don't know how you implement the rules but hope you can find a way. Thank you.

Dr Jane Jana, 3/Jan/2017

Dear Jane, Thank you for your message. As you have pointed out, we have a sign in Hazelborough car park asking that horse riders stay on the hard tracks. This is clearly not happening, and damage is being caused to the tracks and rides. Due to this damage, horse riding in Hazelborough Woods is currently under review.

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Last updated: 15th February 2017

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