Tunman Wood

Tunman Wood
Tunman Wood

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Tunman Wood

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Tunman Wood is reputed to have been on the old cross country route between Temple Bruer and Eagle, used by the Knights Templar.


Morton Lane
Eagle Barnsdale
Nearest postcode LN6 9EA

OS Map Reference

SK 889 655
A static map of Tunman Wood

Know before you go

53 hectares

Parking information

Nearest parking Whisby Nature Park, LN6 9BW, £1 - £2; please do not use Willows Nursery car park to access the woodland

Walking trails

There is a circular visitor route around the main ride in the middle of the wood


There is no-where to park at Tunman Wood. The wood can be accessed using public footpaths from Whisby Nature Park through Thorpe-on-the-Hill. The woodland paths can become muddy in wet weather


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

February to August

About the reserve

Tunman Wood has existed as woodland since at least 1774 and is reputed to have been used as a cross country route 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. Much of this was felled in 2016 and replanted with oak and other broad-leafed trees. 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. It is recommended to visit in spring and summer when birdsong and a range of woodland and grassland flowers provide varied interest.

Nearest postcode LN6 9EA. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

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

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