Kirton Wood

A semi-natural ash and wych elm wood covering 46 hectares


Kirton Road
Between Kirton and Egmanton
NG22 0HQ
A static map of Kirton Wood

Know before you go

46 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Parking information

There is car parking available. If the gate to the small car park is locked, cars can be parked on the roadside verge opposite the entrance.

Walking trails

There is a circular path within the wood from the entrance and a broad green lane along the southern boundary.


The entrance is approximately halfway between Kirton and Egmanton on an unclassified road. Access to the reserve is open at all times and there is a small car park available. Contact the Trust for more access information.


Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

This wood is a fine example of an ash/wych elm wood. It has a rich shrub layer made up of hazel, hawthorn, field maple, dogwood and privet. Common spotted and butterfly orchids occur, as well as twayblade. Various bird species can be seen, including chiffchaff and spotted flycatcher, and sparrowhawks are regularly seen.

Contact us

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0115 958 8242
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)