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Whether walking, riding or picnicking, Hay Wood is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax. As a peaceful ancient woodland site there is a great diversity of wildlife to look out for; foxgloves, bluebells, birds, butterflies, rabbits and Muntjac deer are just a few you could encounter.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

This is a beautiful woodland,that helps you escape from the fast hectic modern world we live in.It is not horses that are causing a problem but the irresponsible dog owners who allow the dogs to poop and not clean up afterwards.Just because you are walking your dog in a wood doesn't mean you leave the poop on the ground.Bag it and bin it when you get home.Thankyou.

Craig Paul Keenan, 18/Jul/2016
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The facilities are none existent, basic paths and forestry work happening, its a forest that does not cater for tourists - the way I like it. Was surprised with the invertebrate abundance. With the correct management replacing the non native tree species will be positive for the area.

Manchester Ecologist, 17/Jul/2014
1 Star 1 Star

We have walked these woods for a number of years with our dogs but have now decided that it is no longer suitable for walkers. Horses have been allowed access to all areas and the pathways are churned up. The devastion for what should be improvements is unbelievable. A few years ago Coventry and Warwickshire radio were there doing a piece on a rare moth that had been seen in the edge to the pathway, we had in te same year seen an orchid justba few feet away. The following year all that area was severly strimmed and we asked the man why? Such a shame it used tobe such a beautiful wood to walk.

Anonymous, 1/Jun/2014
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Last updated: 29th February 2016

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What's Here?

  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Horse riding
  • A Bridleway runs through the centre of Hay Wood which is directed via Warwickshire County Council's Bridleway Disks. See local OS maps for more detail.
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OS Grid ref: SP 205 707

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