Code of conduct

Swans on the lake at QEDJW (Photo: WTML/Lawrence Griffiths)

Please help us keep the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood special.


Leave the site just as you found it and try not to disturb the wildlife. Protect the bluebells and other precious woodland flowers in the ancient woodland by sticking to the many paths and trails. Don’t force your way through hedging or damage any plant life around the site. Take nothing away but photographs, memories and litter.

Horse riders

Keep to the public and permissive bridleways at all times to avoid damage to the ground and plants. Try to avoid waterlogged paths to help prevent further erosion or widening.

The bridleways are also used by pedestrians and cyclists. Be aware of what’s going on around you and be considerate of others’ enjoyment and safety.

Dog walkers

You are responsible for your dog’s behaviour at all times. Please pick up after them and use the bins on site, or take your dog’s waste home with you. Keep your dog on a lead in areas set aside for wildlife and around long grass, particularly during the breeding season (1 March – 31 July). Ground nesting birds use these areas to raise their young and are sensitive to disturbance.

Walk no more than four dogs at once and consider our farming neighbours by keeping your dog under close control by the boundaries.

On wheels

Cyclists are welcome to ride through the site and explore the network of designated public and permissive bridleways while being considerate of other visitors using them.

Wildlife-only area

There is a wildlife conservation area by the lake. This nine-hectare, unplanted, restricted public access conservation area is to the east and immediately adjacent to the lake where wildlife can live and flourish without disturbance from people or dogs. Please observe the signage and do not enter this area.

About the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood

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