Clowes Wood & New Fallings Coppice
Know before you go
Gentle, sloping excessive path network, some areas prone to becoming muddy, narrow bridges and steps.
Paths around the area are mostly accessible to all however some paths can become muddy in poor weather.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
Clowes Wood is a piece of history as it was the first reserve owned by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, acquired thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor in 1974. Clowes Wood has probably been wooded since the last ice age, though it was almost cleared of trees in the early 1900s. It is cut through by the Birmingham to Stratford railway and habitats found here today include heathland, woodland, and wet meadow.
What's it like to visit?
Wildflowers to be seen here include bluebell, lily of the valley, cow-wheat and bilberry. Fifty species of bird breed here, such as jay, chiff chaff, nuthatch and treecreeper, and also woodcock and all three woodpeckers. Badgers live in this woodland and red fox, muntjac and brown hare are all regular visitors to this reserve.
What is there to do here?
- Find the burnt stone pile dating back to the Bronze Age!
- Snap a shot of the spring bluebells
- Listen out for the distinctive call of the chiff chaff
- Find funky fungi