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King's Wood

A small remnant of the once great medieval Rockingham Forest

As part of the medieval Rockingham Forest, King's Wood - in the centre of Corby - was managed for centuries as a Crown coppice - to provide timber as well as shelter for the King's deer.

Traditional management of the trees by coppicing and pollarding has been restored. More than 250 species of plants have been recorded including wood anemone, dog's mercury, enchanter's nightshade, yellow archangel and wood-sorrel - all characteristic of ancient woodlands.

Birds such as treecreeper, nuthatch, tawny owl and green woodpecker can be seen.

The Friends of Kings Wood are an active group dedicated to caring for the reserve.
Find out more and join the group.

 

Reserve map

 

The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.

Nearby nature reserves

Great Oakley Meadow
1 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Barford Wood and Meadows
3 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Stoke Wood End Quarter
4 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Nature reserve map

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.

Reserve information

Location
Alberta Close
Corby
Northamptonshire
Map reference
SP 866 872
Best time to visit
Apr - Jun
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
32.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
Main rides surfaced and level but area wet and muddy during winter
Parking
Limited parking space available in Alberta Close
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Tel: 01604 405285
northamptonshire@wildlifebcn.org

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