32.95 ha (81.42 acres)

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Explorer 245
OS Landranger 128

Planted in 1995, the trees have thrived and the wood has proved popular with locals. It boasts of neatly-trimmed hawthorn hedges and overgrown elm and blackthorn scrub where wildlife thrives, including small copper and skipper butterflies.


  • Parking at site
  • Public access
  • Grassland
  • Broadleaved woodland
Dedication bench at Watkins Wood

Dedicate at this wood

This wood is one of more than 50 across the UK where it's possible to dedicate trees, benches or larger areas of woodland. Mark a special occasion or celebrate the life of a loved one with a meaningful gesture that lasts. 

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A lasting legacy

This wood is just one of many to have been protected by gifts in wills, securing it for generations to come. Your legacy gift could also make a real difference to woods, trees and wildlife.

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Coton Wood Management Plan

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