Length 1.1 miles
Key species Woodland birds and bats
Be aware Parts of the route can be very slippery with exposed tree roots so please take extra care on these sections.
1. From the pull off area, which is big enough for a few cars, head east along the main track.
2. Stay on the main path keeping to the left until you reach the end of the hard track where a footpath turns off to the left and one a little further on goes to the right. Take the righthand path.
3. Here an adventurous path heads into the woods, please take care as the path can be slippy and there are roots everywhere.
4. When you reach the steps take a left and cross over the bridge (an otter has been seen but only once!!) and up to the old Keepers Cottage which we have turned into a bat roost.
5. Retrace your steps back over the bridge and then continue up the steps
6. When you meet the main track at the outdoor classroom area, turn right and keep your eyes peeled for some of the ancient ash stoggles.
7. Turn left back up to the main entrance gate.
A downloadable leaflet of this walk is available here
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WildWalks has been developed through the LivingMap project, established by The Wildlife Trusts in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology, as an online wildlife recording tool. We want to encourage the public, whether expert recorders or those with less expertise, to get out and explore our Living Landscapes in an effort to help us map nature as it changes.