Woodland path in Kings's Wood in Northamptonshire

Kings's Wood in Northamptonshire

Tree Safety work at Kings Wood: Corby Borough Council have commissioned an independent tree safety survey which has identified the need for some tree safety work to be undertaken within Kings Wood. This work will be carried out by approved contractors, and will commence in July 2018. For further information please contact Corby Borough Council, The Corby Cube, George St, Parklands Gateway, Corby NN17 1QG or telephone 01536 464000.

A small remnant of the once great medieval Rockingham Forest

Location

Alberta Close
Corby
Northamptonshire

OS Map Reference

SP 866 872
A static map of King's Wood

Know before you go

Size
32 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

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

Access

Unsuitable for wheelchairs 

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Anytime

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.

Contact us

Contact number: 01604 405285

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)