Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Glapton Wood is situated in Clifton and is accessible from Ridgemont Walk & Wycombe Close.
Access to the reserve is open at all times but visitors are advised to keep to the marked tracks. This reserve is owned and managed by Nottingham City Council
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July. Wildflowers in summer is a seasonal highlight.
About the reserve
Glapton Wood is thought to be a remnant of the old Clifton Woods, which were mostly cleared during the late 1950s to make way for the construction of the Clifton Housing Estate. It is dominated by oak standards, with an understorey of predominantly elder and hawthorn. A number of birds can be seen here, including great spotted woodpecker, gold crest and spotted flycatcher. The site is owned and managed by Nottingham City Council.