Woodland walks in the Midlands

For walks filled with birdsong and the sound of the wind dancing in the trees.

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This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. There may be restrictions in place on some of these walks. Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel for booking details and the most up to date information about visiting

Herefordshire SSSI River Lugg Croft Castle  Pokehouse wood walk
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Pokehouse wood at Croft Castle 

A long woodland path along the river Lugg - where you might spot otters. Views over the Welsh hills on a clear day.

Clumber Lake in winter
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A glimpse of Southern Clumber 

Ramble through the woodland and skirt a tranquil lake, pausing to see Clumber Bridge reflected in its waters before exploring the Pleasure Ground.

Visitors walking down the grass slope towards the gates in the parkland
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Hanbury Hall historic walk 

This path takes you into the remains of an ancient forest and past the rare black poplar. The veteran trees in this wood are home to many animals.

Clumber Bridge was designed by Stephen Wright (also responsible for the Walled Kitchen Garden). It was built in 1770 in the Palladian style.
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The Bluebell woods of Clumber 

Worth walking all year round to come face to face with 500 year old oak trees, as well as younger woodland bursting with life.

A family walking near an ancient chestnut tree in November at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herfordshire
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Croft Castle ancient tree walk 

The story goes that the chestnuts at Croft were taken from captured Spanish ships and planted here in the 16th century.