Newbourne Wood by Wendy Carter

Newbourne Wood by Wendy Carter

4.5ha
Dog on a lead
Volunteer Group
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.

Location

Rowney Green
Redditch
Worcestershire
B48 7QL
A static map of Newbourne Wood

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Parking information

Park on roadside in the village and walk up narrow track along footpath to access the woodland

Access

Several paths through the wood; muddy and slippery when wet.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Dawn to dusk

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

In the late 1950s the reserve was planted with black, Scots and lodgepole pines, larch, chestnut, oak, beech and Douglas fir.  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.   

50 species of bird have been recorded and visitors should listen and look out for goldcrests, redpolls and siskins.

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.

Contact us

Eleanor Reast
Contact number: 01905 754919

Location map