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Stanney Woods Local Nature Reserve

Stanney Woods is an ancient woodland of oak and silver birch, with some hazel and holly. It is excellent for bird watching and also exceptionally good for fungi in the autumn.

Stanney Woods Wildlife Group is a new group of local people who will be help with conservation work, habitat creation, woodland crafts, site maintenance, fundraising and improving the profile of Stanney Woods, amongst other activities. Please contact the Ranger if you would like to be involved.


Stanney Woods has excellent easy access for all, with a well surfaced network of level paths.

Exploring further afield

From Stanney Woods you can explore the countryside around Backford and Little Stanney, using the public rights of way network.

How to get there

There is a small car park just off the A5117.