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Cock Robin Wood

A newly planted broadleaved woodland with a large pool.

Created on arable farmland on the edge of Rugby, this reserve was created on land donated by Sainsburys, to mitigate the building of its nearby supermarket. 

 

 The diverse mixture of habitats that have developed now support an already impressive array of plants and animals. A large pool adds considerable diversity, with water-lilies and pondweeds hiding an assortment of aquatic life. Frog, toad, moorhen and dragonfly breed here, with fascinating water boatmen and diving beetles indicating the successful creation of the fast establishing pool.

 

Reserve work party

There is a weekly work party of fantastic volunteers here at Cock Robin Wood. They get hands-on looking after the reserve.

 

If you're interested in volunteering please contact volunteering@wkwt.org.uk

 

Green and Healthy Rugby ran in 2016 introducing people to getting active outdoors at our reserves. There is strong evidence of the health and wellbeing benefits of getting active outside.

 

We hosted free taster sessions in 2016 and had a great turnout with lots of people becoming regular volunteers. Find out more about the success of Green and Healthy Rugby! 

 

For more information about wildlife in and around Rugby, visit; http://rugbywildlife.info

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland
Species
Guelder-rose, Great Diving Beetle

Nearby nature reserves

Windmill Spinney
0 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Ashlawn Cutting
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Newbold Quarry
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
On the southern edge of Rugby, off the A426, opposite Sainsbury's supermarket
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV22 6PP
Map reference
SP 493 724
Great for...
reptiles
Best time to visit
Mar - Nov
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
4.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Paths around this reserve are relatively flat and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchair but can get rather muddy.
Walking information
Relatively flat, soft patches, suitable for disabled access.
Parking
Car park off Dunchurch Road
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912
enquiries@wkwt.org.uk?subject=mail from reserve pages