10.60 ha (26.19 acres)

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Explorer 128
OS Landranger 192

As its name suggests, this wood has historically been dominated by rhododendron, although areas of woodland have now been cleared of the plant. The rest of the wood is mainly made up of broadleaved trees on steep slopes, including beech and sweet chestnut.

Rhododendron Wood is part of a much bigger area of woodland managed for commercial forestry. There is a small area of plantation on ancient woodland in the southern corner which is being restored. There is a car park and a flat, well surfaced bridleway which links to the wider network of footpaths in the area


  • Parking at site
  • Public access
  • Autumn colour
  • Spring flowers
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


Rhododendron Wood Management Plan

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