Arley Wood

Visitor information

Discover peace and tranquility at this small woodland, near Nuneaton

Arley Wood provides a quiet setting for a pleasant woodland walk in the Warwickshire countryside. 

The wood is part of a PAWS (planted ancient woodland site) restoration project, which means that it will become a native broadleaf woodland once again.

At a glance

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Things to do

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

There is a public footpath that runs through the wood giving you a chance of catching a glimpse of some of the wildlife that make it their home.

A unique feature of this woodland is its rare colony of Red Wood Ants (formica rufa). These ants have been here for at least 100 years and live in mounds built from forest material. Their nests are usually on the edge of cleared areas, where they are sheltered from winds, but enjoy plenty of sunlight. 


Nearby forests

Pink and white foxgloves

Whether walking or riding, Hay Wood is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax.

As a peaceful ancient woodland site there is a great diversity of wildlife to look out for; foxgloves, bluebells, birds, butterflies, rabbits and Muntjac deer are just a few you could encounter.


Sun shining through trees with bracken and grass covered in dew

Planted in 2002, this community woodland is the perfect spot for a family walk, a burst of exercise and even a picnic. It's also a great place to find some peace and quiet and re-set from the stresses of daily life. 

Seale Wood is developing into a working coppice woodland, with a goal to encourage the development of a local timber industry. 


Sence Valley lake

Located north-west of Leicester, discover Sence Valley’s history. Once part of a large coal mine that closed in 1996, Forestry England planted 98,000 trees in 1998, transforming the valley into a haven for wildlife and visitors. In 2018  a further 48 hectares (102 acres) of the original opencast was acquired which has now been planted with 100,000 trees which will develop into a mature woodland.

bench in front of a lake

In the heart of the National Forest, Hicks Lodge is a former coal mining site that has been totally transformed by new plantings and exciting trails for you to enjoy.

A great day out for the budding cyclist, from tearaway toddlers to young teens perfecting their skills, we’ve got a range of trails for beginner to intermediate appetites.

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