23.68 ha (58.51 acres)

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Explorer 211
OS Landranger 155

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. Mid-April to early-June is usually an ideal time to visit for a great display. 

Please note: There is no parking available at the wood - visitors are advised to park on the roads in the village and walk from there.


  • Public access
  • Autumn colour
  • Spring flowers
  • Broadleaved woodland
Early purple orchid with blurred background

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.

Learn what your gift could mean


Priestley Wood Management Plan

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