Woodland path in Kings's Wood in Northamptonshire

Kings's Wood in Northamptonshire

A small remnant of the once great medieval Rockingham Forest


Alberta Close

OS Map Reference

SP 866 872
A static map of King's Wood

Know before you go

32 hectares

Entry fee


Grazing animals


Walking trails

Main rides surfaced and level but area wet and muddy during winter


Unsuitable for wheelchairs 


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit


About the reserve

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.

Kings Wood is owned by Corby Borough Council, and managed in a partnership between Corby Borough Council and the Wildlife Trust. The Wildlife Trust carries out habitat improvement works and works closely with the Friends of Kings Wood, an active volunteer group dedicated to caring for the wood.

Additional information

  • Scroll down to see the reserve boundary. Please note the boundary map is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary. 

FOR ANY MEDIA ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM:   communicationsteam@wildlifebcn.org or 01954 713500 and ask for comms team.

Contact us

Contact number: 01604 405285

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map

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Betony at Upwood Meadows June  - c. Robert Enderby

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