Cock Robin Wood pond

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Cock Robin Wood

Explore this little woodland with a large pool, filled with tadpoles in springtime.

Location

On the southern edge of Rugby, off the A426, opposite Sainsbury's supermarket
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV22 6PP

OS Map Reference

SP 493 724
A static map of Cock Robin Wood

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Parking information

Small car park at the entrance, free to park

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Relatively flat paths, soft underfoot in places. 

Access

Paths around this reserve are relatively flat and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchair but can get rather muddy.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to November

About the reserve

What's it like to visit?

Wander through the wood to discover a range of habitats lots of different plants and animals. The large pool is home to an assortment of aquatic life hiding among the water-lilies and pondweeds. Frogs, toads, moorhens and dragonflies breed here, with fascinating water boatmen and diving beetles.  Some paths can get muddy, especially after heavy rain so bring your wellies if you have them. 

What is there to do here?

  • Look for frog spawn in early spring 
  • Spot the carved trail markers 
  • Make a journey stick: a memento of your walk from collected fallen items 
  • Sniff the scent of water mint at the pond edge
  • Spot colourful berries in Autumn

Reserve history 

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.     

Our Green and Healthy Rugby programme ran here 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!   

Contact us

Karl Curtis
Contact number: 02476 302912
Contact email: enquiries@wkwt.org.uk

Location map

Cock Robin Wood volunteer coppicing
Work Party

Cock Robin 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