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Tunman Wood

Tunman Wood has existed as woodland since at least 1774 and is reputed to have been on the old cross country route between Temple Bruer and Eagle, used by the Knights Templar.

From the 1940s, when it was leased to the Forestry Commission, much of the wood was planted with conifers with areas of Norway spruce, Corsican pine and western hemlock. However, despite being extensively managed in the past to provide timber it retains the characteristics of ancient woodland.


Plant life thrives on the open rides, woodland edges and banks, with species such as primrose, bluebell, water avens, dog’s mercury, wild arum, red campion and celandine.


We request that visitors to Tunman Wood refrain from using the Willows Nursery car park (on Southern Lane, Eagle Barnsdale) to access the woodland.


Nearest postcode: LN6 9EA

Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves. Please use the maps provided here to locate the entrance to the reserve.

Species and habitats

Bluebell, Water Avens, Red Campion

Nearby nature reserves

Whisby Nature Park
1 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Spalford Warren
4 miles - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Besthorpe Nature Reserve
5 miles - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Morton Lane Eagle Barnsdale
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53.00 hectares
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There is a circular visitor route around the main ride in the middle of the wood.
Currently there is no parking adjacent to the wood but it is possible to gain access via three separate public footpaths from Whisby Nature Park and Thorpe-on-the-Hill.
No dogs allowed
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