Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Poppy Wood is open from dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Stanton by Bridge , Derby
Sat Nav Postcode: DE73 7GE
OS Grid Ref
SK 373 262

52.832535997573, -1.4476203918457

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Poppy Wood. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Discover one of the best woodlands for dog walking in Derby

Planted in 2007, Poppy Wood forms the northern gateway to The National Forest, the Midland's most famous forest. This newly planted woodland houses a mosaic of ash, oak, hazel and hawthorn trees, to name a few. See if you can spot something different on each visit! 

Surfaced and grassy trails guide you through the dog friendly woodland which also includes picnic benches for you to make good use of the fantastic views across the surrounding countryside.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the great outdoors at Poppy Wood. Just bring along good food and company!

There are picnic tables dotted around the woodland.

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

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

Poppy Wood has a range of open access paths and trails for you and your four legged friends to explore.

Nearby forests

Bluebells under young trees

Located on the outskirts of Derby, Robin Wood offers a range of open paths suitable for walkers and cyclists.

The woodland offers a beautiful display of bluebells in the spring and woodpeckers and deer can also be spotted! 

 

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.

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.

Seale Wood will become a working coppice woodland, with a goal to encourage the development of a local timber industry. 

 

Sence Valley lake

Located north-west of Leicester, come and discover Sence Valley’s fascinating history. Once part of a large coal mine that closed in 1996, we planted 98,000 trees in 1998, transforming Sence Valley into a haven for wildlife and visitors.

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