Part of Warndon Woodlands Local Nature Reserve
This area of woodland was planted to form a corridor between the ancient Warndon and Tolladine Woods, but also includes some veteran trees and hedgerows.
Access: Pedestrian entrances on Plantation Drive, Grosmont Avenue, Carisbrooke Avenue, Caister Avenue, Harlech Close.
Footpaths lead from Hillwood Meadow, Tolladine Wood and Warndon Wood (crossing Parsonage Way).
A cycle path crosses the site between Hastings Avenue and Plantation Drive
Site Facilities: Waymarked trail, benches, surfaced footpaths, wheelchair accessible, cycle path, play area nearby
Open: Pedestrian access 24hrs.
Dogs: Well behaved dogs welcome, please clear up after your dog using the bin provided.
Habitat: Recent Secondary Woodland, Semi-natural grassland, Veteran trees, Scrub and bramble, Hedgerows
Notable Wildlife: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cowslip
Other features: The remains of a holloway are visible towards the Parsonage Way roundabout
Three trails wind their way through Warndon Woodlands Local Nature Reserve.
The Badger Trail (about 2.5km) follows surfaced paths for the entire length of New Plantation, and returns by way of leafy footpaths and pavements winding through the nearby housing estate. You can then complete your walk with a circuit of Tolladine Wood.
Except for Tolladine Wood, this route is wheelchair accessible (with some slopes), but please note there is no dropped kerb when crossing Saltwood Avenue
The Buzzard Trail (about 2 km) leads through Warndon Wood, across Stock Coppice Fields to the North, crosses Parsonage Way to the Anglo-Saxon St. Nicholas' Church, and returns by way of Hillwood Meadow and New Plantation. This route includes steps, stiles and potentially muddy paths in Warndon Wood.
Management tasks include:
- Thinning of semi-mature Ash plantation
- Maintenance of furniture
- Mowing of woodland glades
- Footpath cutting
- Hedgerow restoration