How to get to Treswell Wood
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Treswell Wood is situated near Retford in the north of Nottinghamshire (Grid Reference SK 758800). The wood is best accessed by car, via the minor road between the villages of Grove and Treswell, about three miles east of Retford. If using satnav. enter DN22 0ED and follow the preceding directions.
Treswell Wood’s ancient origins are demonstrated by its flowering plants, including wood sorrel, primrose, sweet woodruff, and herb Paris.
Ponds within the reserve support marsh marigold, yellow iris and water crowfoot and are home to great crested and smooth newts as well as more than 12 species of water beetle.
Stoats and foxes are regularly seen in the woodland and large molehills are evident. An extensive bird-ringing programme started in 1972, which included a major nest-box scheme. A common bird census has been undertaken since 1976. The woodland birds include woodcock, jay, great spotted and lesser-spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and, in summer, blackcap, garden warbler and spotted flycatcher. The speckled bush cricket can be found in the wood, being on the northern edge of its range and another indicator of the wood’s age. In 1995 the wood was chosen as the site for the reintroduction of the dormouse in Nottinghamshire.
Membership helps us maintain the site for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
Donations are also vital to help support our reserves, so please consider making a one off donation by texting NWTR01 £10 to 70070. [Feel free to vary the cash figure after the £sign.]
The wood has a good network of paths and rides including a nature trail which starts close to the entrance.
The wood is open to walkers at all times.
Events at Treswell Wood
News from Treswell Wood
Friday 11th March 2016
Celebrating 50th Anniversary of wildlife charities special meeting – leading to the formation of county-wide network of local groups.