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Newbourne Wood

15th July 2015

The Rowney Green Association (RGA) have kindly paid for waymarkers for a  new circular walk that is a little shorter and easier to follow.  Eventually we will replace the signboard and update the map, which is now out of date.

This small plantation woodland, once part of a 12th century deer park, forms part of the wooded skyline surrounding the upper Arrow valley around Alvechurch.

In the late 1950s the reserve was planted with black, Scots and lodgepole pines, larch, chestnut, oak, beech and Douglas fir.  By 1971 fifty species of bird were recorded.  Although nightingales are no longer heard at Newbourne Wood, visitors should still look out for goldcrests, redpolls and siskins.

The Trust has been slowly thinning and harvesting the conifers for timber, opening up glades and widening the rides.  As this has let more sunlight into the wood the numbers of plants, birds and animals has increased.

The land here was formed by a glacial terminal moraine in the last ice age and there are beautiful panoramic views of the landscape from the woodland edge.

Nearby nature reserves

Lion Wood
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Lion Wood
3 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Grovely Dingle
3 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Adjacent to Rowney Green
B48 7QL
Map reference
SP 045 716
Best time to visit
Mar - Aug
Oct - Nov
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Opening Times
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4.50 hectares

Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Park on roadside in the village
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Eleanor Reast
Tel: 01905 754919


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