Eaton & Gamston Woods
Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Parking informationThere is a small car parking space at the entrance to the reserve, otherwise cars should be parked with care on the main road. Please keep cars off the roadside verges as these are rich in flower species and part of the SSSI
The entrance is midway on the minor road from Eaton to Upton (near Retford). Eaton Wood is on the north side of the minor road opposite Gamston Wood on the south side.
The reserve is readily accessible with several footpaths in both woods. Visitors are asked to remain on the footpaths.
Access to the reserve is open at all times. Visitors are encouraged to keep to the tracks so to avoid disturbing wildlife. Contact the Trust for more information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
Ash, oak and birch are the predominant trees in this mixed ancient woodland, together with silver birch, field maple and overgrown hazel coppice. The woods are important for their ground flora with many species present including primrose, bluebell, wood anemone and wood avens. At least 24 species of butterfly have been recorded.