Bunny Old Wood (West)
How to get to Bunny Old Wood (West)
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The main entrance is on Bunny Hill off the A60 Loughborough Road, (SK 579283). There is a public footpath to the east of the Silver Seal Mine entrance (SK583292) at Bunny, and access is also available from Wysall Lane (SK 596287). Parking is available inside the main gates. For SatNav purposes use NG11 6QQ, NG11 6QH or NG11 6QG and following the directions above.
The reserve features trees such as coppiced wych elm and ash, field maple, oak and cherry. The woodland flowers include wood anemone and stitchwort and Bunny is famed for its springtime display of bluebells.
Some 50 bird species have been recorded including great and lesser-spotted woodpeckersand summer visitors include spotted flycatcher, blackcap and tree pipit. Bunny is also a great place to see butterflies, with more than 20 species recorded including the elusive white-letter hairstreak, and is nationally important as a home for the rare orange footman and pinion-spotted pug moths. If you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a grass snake in a sunny glade or a fox hunting along the woodland edge.
Situated about seven miles south of Nottingham alongside the A60, the wood is a distinctive example of the natural landscape that formerly covered much of south Nottinghamshire. Today, the nature reserve is a haven for wildlife and provides a beautiful place for visitors to stretch their legs, and escape the hustle and bustle of city living.
A waymarked route of numbered posts has been developed and a separate Nature Trail guide is available from the Trust office and from the dispenser in the car park. To avoid disturbing wildlife, visitors should keep to the paths and dogs should be kept on a lead.
The wood is open to walkers at all times.
Events at Bunny Old Wood (West)
Dawn Chorus at Bunny Wood
Saturday 19th April 2014
Join Neil Pinder and members of the South Notts Local Group for this lovely springtime experience. Meet at 5.00am at the Bunny Wood car park on the left of the A60 climbing out of Bunny.
Contact: Neil Pinder 07981 928 402
Bunny Wood Open Day
Sunday 27th April 2014
Organised by the South Notts Local Group from 10.30am – 4.00pm. The main event will be organised walks at 11.00am and 2.00pm, but there will be the usual scavenger hunt and plant trail. Reserve on the A60 on the left climbing out of Bunny. Car parking available.
Contact: Gordon Dyne 0115 878 4842
News from Bunny Old Wood (West)
Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Put a spring in your step with a walk through our beautiful woodlands…