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Treswell Wood

Treswell Wood Treswell Wood is a very special site and was the first nature reserve to be purchased by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Covering almost 50 hectares, it is one of the best examples of an ash/oak/maple wood in the county.
 

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.

Why not explore these nearby reserves? Clarborough Tunnel & Ashton's Meadow.


 

 

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.]

 


 

Facilities

The wood has a good network of paths and rides including a nature trail which starts close to the entrance.
 

Opening times

The wood is open to walkers at all times.
 

 

Events at Treswell Wood

News from Treswell Wood

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of wildlife charities special meeting

Friday 11th March 2016

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of wildlife charities special meeting – leading to the formation of county-wide network of local groups.

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Fact-sheets for Treswell Wood

Treswell Wood Map

Treswell Wood Map

A detailed map of Treswell Wood to help you plan your visit and get the most out of any walk around the reserve

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Discover Treswell Wood in spring & summer

Discover Treswell Wood in spring & summer

A guide to the wildlife you might see in this wonderful ancient woodland in spring & summer

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Treswell Wood - History Factsheet

Treswell Wood - History Factsheet

A summary of the history of this important and interesting ancient woodland

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The Animals of Treswell Wood

The Animals of Treswell Wood

A spotting sheet to add interest to any visit to Treswell Wood

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The Birds of Treswell Wood

The Birds of Treswell Wood

A factsheet explaining which birds you might see on a visit to Treswell Wood

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Treswell Wood - Coppicing Factsheet

Treswell Wood - Coppicing Factsheet

A factsheet explaining the history and value of the traditional woodland management technique of coppicing

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Volunteering at Treswell Wood

Volunteering at Treswell Wood

Information of the role volunteers play in managing the wood and details of how you can get involved

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The trees & plants of Treswell Wood

The trees & plants of Treswell Wood

A simple guide to the trees and plants to be found at Treswell Wood

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Young person's guide to the animals of Treswell Wood

Young person's guide to the animals of Treswell Wood

A guide to the animlas of Treswell Wood for children

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Fun facts for children - Treswell Wood

Fun facts for children - Treswell Wood

A series of fun facts to help children discover more about the this special woodland

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Discover Treswell Wood in autumn & winter

Discover Treswell Wood in autumn & winter

A simple guide to the seasonal wildlife of Treswell Wood in autumn and winter

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Children's / Family Friendly Factsheet - Treswell History

Children's / Family Friendly Factsheet - Treswell History

A guide to the history of Treswell Wood for children and families

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Children's / Family Friendly Factsheet - Treswell Wood in autumn & winter

Children's / Family Friendly Factsheet - Treswell Wood in autumn & winter

A children's guide to autumn & winter at Treswell Wood

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Children's / Family Friendly

Children's / Family Friendly

A children's guide to the spring & summer seasons in Treswell Wood

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