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.
Access: 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.
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.
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