Activities at Shrawley Wood

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Activities at Shrawley Wood

Dog walking in autumn among leaves
Walking at Shrawley Wood

Nearby forests

Winding path through the mature woodland

Wyre Forest is the largest woodland National Nature Reserve in the country and can be found to the west of Birmingham.

Explore the arboretum to find the unusual Whitty Pear and don't forget to refuel in our on-site cafe. Our Go Ape course will keep the kids (and adults!) entertained and we've even got a dog wash on-site to keep your pooch pampered.

Bluebells in the forest

Oversley Wood is bursting with wonderful wildflowers. In spring, discover a carpet of bluebells that cover the woodland floor and in autumn, take in the rich colour of the ancient trees, it's a treat for your eyes throughout the year! Interesting flora can also be found along the wide paths and there is an ancient coppice in the heart of the wood, making for a great wildlife spot.

Man walking through grassy woods

Come and escape in Mortimer Forest! Straddling the Shropshire and Herefordshire border this thousand hectare forest is a perfect place for some breathing space.

Although originally made up of ancient royal chases and deer parks, the forest we see today was largely planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s. It was named after the Mortimer Family, Norman Lords who held power over the region for some 300 years.

Broadleaf tree in field autumn

Haugh Woods is a 350 hectare mixed woodland, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the rich diversity and nationally recognised for its butterflies and moths, with over 600 species living there! The very rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly thrives in the recently coppiced areas, as do the rare Wood White butterfly and Drab Looper moth.

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