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Great Knott Wood

A Woodland Trust wood
Lakeside, Windermere

Great Knott Wood

42.01 ha (103.81 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 7
OS Landranger 97
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Features and attractions

  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Way marked trail
  • Ancient trees on site
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit

This beautiful ancient woodland site occupies a stunning spot on the south west shore of Lake Windermere. It’s home to the iconic red squirrel, and has a long and fascinating industrial history. Currently a mix of conifers and pockets of native broadleaves, the woodland is in the process of being restored to its former glory.