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Oakley Wood

History of Oakley Wood

There has been woodland here since way back in the 16th Century but much of it was replanted with Scots pine. There are now large areas of conifer with some broadleaf trees and scrubland mixed in. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust have longer term plans to restore the wood back to native broadleaf trees. 

 

Walk the trail

Have fun while exploring our reserve - try our trails by following the marker posts! There are two routes to follow, the blue trail with 8 trail marker posts and the red one with 12 posts. Look out for the QR code on the first post of each trail. 

 

Completed one of our trails? Please tweet or Facebook us with a picture! 

 

What might you spot here?

At our bioblitz here in 2015 over 200 species were counted from minibeasts like wolf spider and red-tailed bumblebee to birds like great spotted woodpecker and blackcap. So keep your eye out for the creatures who live here and let us know what you spot!

 

What to see during autumn and winter?

Keep an eye open for a variety of fungi and on a quiet day you may spot deer feeding among the trees. Woodpeckers, jay and many other birds can be seen in the winter months.

 

This reserve is owned by Warwick District Council and managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (with help from the Friends of Oakley Wood Group). 

 

 

 

Thanks to Warwick District Council for funding the brass rubbing trail here. If you enjoyed it try the trails at Kenilworth Common and Crackley Wood

 

We need new volunteers! Can you help? 

Join your local work party at Oakley Wood!

  • Stay active
  • Meet new people
  • Improve your local nature reserve for visitors
  • Protect wildlife
  • Do your bit for your local community

 

Typical tasks include hedgerow planting, coppicing and management of woodland glades and rides. 


Want to find out more?
Contact George Green (Reserves Officer):
george.green@wkwt.org.uk
024 7630 2912
07958 634 678

 

 

 

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Hampton Wood & Meadow
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Whitnash Brook
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Welches Meadow
4 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Car park entrance (Oakley Wood Crematorium) off the B4087
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV33 9QP
Map reference
SP30175953
Great for...
ancient trees
birdwatching
butterflies
getting away from it all
historical interest
lichens and mosses
spring flowers
wildflowers
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Public transport
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Facilities
Picnic facilities
Size
47.70 hectares
Access
Yes

Open access. Mown paths.
Parking
Park in the crematorium visitors car park accessed via the B4087. Please respect visitors to the crematorium and be respectful of the location.
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 024 7630 2912