Dukes Wood Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Parking informationThere is parking at the side of the road
The Duke's Wood Trail is an industrial archaeological nature trail that was first opened in 1987
The entrance to the reserve is off the minor road to Eakring, which leaves the A617 near Kirklington, east of Mansfield.
Access to the reserve is open at all times.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
Duke's Wood and the area around it was the location of the UK's first onshore oilfield. Some of the pumps - the 'nodding donkeys' - have been restored and are sited around the wood adjacent to the trail. The wood is dominated by oak, hazel and ash. The very interesting ground flora contains primrose, bluebell and broadleaved helleborine amongst others.