Know before you go
Parking informationCar parking by the main gate, please leave plenty of room for large farm vehicles to pass
Waymarked footpath around the reserve
Squeeze stile at entrance may not be suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July and September to November
About the reserve
The woodland has developed on abandoned farmland and heath during the past 60-70 years. It shows succession from open heathland to birch scrub and birch/oak woodland. The understorey is mainly elder and hawthorn with bramble and stands of gorse and broom. There is a ground cover of heather and wavy hair-grass in the open areas. A good variety of fungi can be found. The wood attracts many birds; 52 species have been recorded.
The wood is situated to the south-west of Haxey, on the west side of Langholme Lane. There are two entrance gates along the eastern edge of the reserve. A waymarked, circular route can be followed from either of these gates. The access track leading to the reserve is in constant use by the neighbouring farmer. There is parking for a maximum of two cars in each of the areas adjacent to the access gates leading into the reserve. Please leave plenty of room for large farm vehicles/machinery to pass.
Nearest postcode DN9 2EU. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.