Bubbenhall Wood & Meadow

Attractions

Ages:

  • All The Family
  • Under 5s
  • School Age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow nature reserve is nestled in the heart of the Dunsmore Living Landscape. Enjoy the contrast of ancient woodland and new meadow with ponds and pools. The wood has been here since at least 1600 and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 listed as 2 furlongs long and two furlongs wide (approximately 16 hectares which is about 12 football pitches).

Enjoy a circular walk through the woodland - there is a mown path through the meadow which offers fantastic views over the pools. With 43 different birds, 19 species of butterfly and 27 different types of fungi found here there is always lots to see.

What is there to do?

  • Build a den or shelter in the woods
  • Discover animal tracks and signs
  • Spot woodland butterflies
  • Find funky fungi
  • Admire the stunning views
  • Listen to birdsong
  • Identify wildflowers
  • Historic landscape

Print off this simple map to help you navigate your way around.

Parking

The site is open to the public on foot at all times. There is a car park which is open to members only using the gate code. For more information on membership, click here.

For non members it is advised to park at Ryton Pools and walk (approx 1 mile).

Access

Wheelchair-accessible circular path around the wood. The kissing gate at the entrance is radar-key operated to allow access for larger mobility vehicles.

Dogs

Dogs are permitted on a lead. Please note sheep / cattle can be found from around July - December

Visit the Wildlife Trust Website for more information

Open hours