Trotshill Field and Trotshill Copse

On either side of Trotshill Lane East, these two sites provide quite different habitats. On a summer afternoon, the sunny Trotshill Field with its black knapweed and tufted vetch contrasts with the cool dappled shade of Trotshill Copse.

Black Knapweed at Trotshill FieldAccess: Field - pedestrian entrances from the Swallowfields play area and from the cycle path leading from Trotshill Lane East. Copse - pedestrian entrances on Trotshill Lane East, Barass Avenue, and from the Warndon Wood roundabout on Parsonage Way. 

Site Facilities:
surfaced footpaths (Copse), play areas nearby

Open: Pedestrian access 24hrs 

Dogs: Well behaved dogs welcome, please clean up after your dog using the bin provided nearby.

Habitat: Wildflower Meadow, Scrub, Recent Secondary Woodland, Hedgerows, Pond, Veteran trees, young and veteran Fruit Trees

Notable Wildlife: Black Knapweed, Tufted Vetch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Field Rose 

Other features:  Trotshill Field is occasionally used as a Forest School by the local primary school.

Trotshill Community Orchard Project

An area of young fruit trees at Trotshill Copse are being restored as a Community Orchard. Find out more about the project.

Site Map

Management tasks include:

  • Mowing of wildflower meadow
  • Ragwort control
  • Maintenance of furniture
  • Footpath cutting
  • Pond clearance
  • Thinning of young woodland
  • Pruning and maintenance of Orchard trees