Tocil Wood & Nature Reserve

Parks & Walks


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Tocil Wood is ancient woodland located between Tocil Pools and the new Gibbet Hill Wood. The path and cycle track from the main University site to the Gibbet Hill site goes past all three.

Tocil Wood is an ancient oak woodland with swamp and wet meadow which has existed for many centuries. This nature reserve is owned by Coventry City Council and managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

The reserve is good for migrant warblers and over 60 species of birds have been recorded.

What is there to do at Tocil Wood?

  • Take a woodland walk

  • Stay quiet and watch for shy stoat or weasel

  • Feed the ducks and geese at Tocil Pools

  • Visit in spring for a sea of bluebells

  • Try a woodland winter wildlife spot


Together with Gibbet Hill Wood and Tocil Pools, these are lovely areas for dogs. You do have to keep dogs on a lead if you go into the actual University grounds.


On the southern edge of Coventry, situated in the University of Warwick campus.

Find out more about Tocil Pools here.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Wappenbury Wood is managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, who's mission is to bring people closer to nature and create a land rich in wildlife. Click here to sign up for a membership.

Open hours

MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours