Part of Warndon Woodlands Local Nature Reserve
Worcester's smallest Ancient Woodland has likely been the same size and shape since the 11th Century. Once surrounded by farmland, it is now connected to Warndon Wood by a corridor of young woodland along Plantation Drive. Look out for bluebells in the spring!
Access: Pedestrian entrances on Woodgreen Drive, Plantation Drive and Harlech Close.
A footpath leads from New Plantation.
Site Facilities: Waymarked trail, interpretation board, viewing platform
Open: Pedestrian access 24hrs.
Dogs: Well behaved dogs welcome.
Habitat: Ancient Semi-natural Woodland, pond
Notable Wildlife: Sparrowhawk, Jay, Bluebell, Speckled Wood Butterfly
Other features: A series of oak sculptures represent the wildlife and traditional management of the wood.
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 Butterfly Trail (about 1.15km) is a short stroll around Tolladine Wood and surrounding footpaths.
Management tasks include:
- Coppicing of hazel understory
- Footpath cutting
- Maintenance of furniture
- Management of veteran trees