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The name is a little misleading at this stage as the wood is very young and planted within the last few years. However, don't let that stop you from going. It is a safe country walk perfect for my toddler and I. The wood offers...More
Great walk starting at Bentra Car Park, venue includes 60,000 trees including a fruit tree orchard, a 2km of path network, a 1000sqm pond, a Commonwealth Tree Avenue planted with copper beech; wildflower meadows, picnic area and a sculpture designed by artist Kevin Killen and...More
Went here because we had heard that there were frogs spawning in the small pond out here. To our disappointment it was all over, so it`s just for a couple of days that they do this.! ? On a very blowy day it was still...More
Went for something specific: to see spawning frogs. The wood did not disappoint, I saw several of the amorous amphibians. In different seasons this place provides different natural wonders. Warning: this was a sunny February day, but I knew to come in Wellington boots. There...More
Very infant woodland, I can excuse that but to call a dirty bit of water with drainage pipes exposed, a pond is a bit of a far stretch.
I am sure in a few years it will look fantastic. What I feel spoilt the woods...More
This very immature woodland, provides the location for a pleasant circular walk stroll. Go regularly and watch the tiny saplings grow and the ground flora change over the seasons. Easy paths to follow and quite flat.
I was out here again for the rededication of the site as a World War I memorial site. The wood, plus Bentra Municipal Golf Course are now protected from development for 999 years on account that there was an aerodrome here in the Great War....More
I was eager to get back again to the Diamond Jubilee Wood after the people at Lighthouse Yarns, plus Cathy Scott and so many other volunteers had filled it up with wonderful new woolen artworks. They do this each year, and it is a fabulous...More
I had a walk in the Jubilee wood in the autumn, it is a lovely, peaceful place. I never thought it would be something for me. It is free to visit. I am very impressed with it. Lots of work has gone into planting the...More