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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

West Woods is a very beautiful plantation of beech trees on a former ancient woodland site. A long and gradual process is under way to increase the biodiversity of the woodland by introducing native species other than just beech, through the promotion of natural regeneration and planting.

The woodland becomes very popular in late spring due to the fantastic displays of bluebells which carpet the forest floor in certain areas. There is a good network of trails including an easy access route.

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Do we have to pay to visit there

Many Thanks

Sylwia , 9/Jun/2018

West Woods is a free car park to use. We hope you enjoy your visit

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Visited today and the bluebells were looking fantastic, and the woods were lovely and quiet. The sun was out which made it look so special.

The only reason it gets 4 stars instead of 5 is because there are no maps or signs to help you find your way around. Fortunately I went with someone who knew their way around, otherwise I would probably have got lost or not have been adventurous enough to have seen the best bluebells.

Anonymous, 9/May/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars


I have been visiting West Woods for many years, and in my opinion it is the best display yet of bluebells I have ever seen. There are also many other woodland flowers such as primroses, wood anemones and wild garlic

Mike, 7/May/2018
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Last updated: 19th January 2018

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  • Walking
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  • 10 bbq sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
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OS Grid ref: SU163667
Postcode: SN8

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