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

Planted in 2007, Poppy Wood lies in a cluster of woodlands forming the northern gateway to The National Forest. Surfaced and grassy trails run around the site with picnic benches sited to make good use of the fantastic views across the surrounding countryside.

This woodland has been developed to show different woodland types and management methods that can be seen throughout the 200 square miles of The National Forest.

Facilities on site include:

  • Picnic benches
  • Benches
  • Surfaced trail
  • Grassy trail
  • Viewpoints

What do other visitors say?

you are a good place

Anonymous, 13/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had any proof been found to confirm that dogs have died after visiting poppy wood? What did the post mortems of the dead dogs reveal? We have not stopped walking out dog there.

Graham Leech, 18/Apr/2017

Hi Graham, We're glad to hear you're enjoying walking your dogs at Poppy Wood! Aware of the reports, we closed the site to investigate, including bringing in the Environment Agency to test the water. After getting the all-clear we've reopened. We hope that you'll continue to enjoy spending time in the woods with your dogs!

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Last updated: 18th June 2018

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