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Priestley Wood

A Woodland Trust wood
Barking, Needham Market

Priestley Wood

Size:
23.68 ha (58.51 acres)
Grid ref:
TM081530
OS map sheets:
Explorer 211
OS Landranger 155
Get directions
Wood map

Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Local parking difficult
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Spring colour
  • Autumn colour

Considered to be one of the finest woods in Suffolk for its plant life. Notable trees include hornbeam and the rarest of all native trees, the wild pear. Plant life includes several species of orchid. Listen out for the song of the nightingale. Priestley Wood is one of our Top Ten bluebell woods. If you’d like to visit and see a superb bluebell display, check our live map for bluebells at www.naturescalendar.org.uk as flowering times do vary around the UK. However, mid-April to early-June is usually an ideal time for most woods.