Grappenhall Wood is a woodland creation site that was planted in 1998/99 as part of the Woodland Trusts millennium project "Woods on Your Doorstep" (WOYD) to create new community woodlands. The wood was planted with oak, ash, silver birch, wild cherry, rowan, common alder and shrubs (hazel, hawthorn, blackthorn, holly and dog rose. Approximately a third of the site is open ground with scrub developing and there is a small pond and dipping platform on the eastern edge of the site. Public access is available via a network of grass footpaths across the site. There are two entrances to the wood, one directly on Broad Lane and the second via a public footpath leading from Grappenhall village.