Weston Big Wood
Know before you go
Paths can be steep and muddy, with some steps. Not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Public footpaths allow access throughout the reserve. Access is through kissing gate, and steps. Main access to paths is uphill. Paths can be steep and muddy, with some steps. Not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July, September to November
About the reserve
In springtime the ground is covered with wood anemones, violets and masses of bluebells. The wood is very good for birds, including woodpecker, nuthatch and tawny owl. Southern and western areas of the wood were quarried away during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Trust's purchase of the wood in 1997 was partly to safeguard the wood from future quarrying. Special sculpted waymarks have been installed around the wood. The reserve was purchased in 2000 with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Countryside Agency (now natural England), and donations from members and local people.