Coxmere Wood

This easy-to-follow walk will take you to a pond home to many frogs, toads and dragonflies. You will also see a range of budding trees in your new native broadleaf forest.

How to get here

The start / finish point for this walk is Coxmere Wood car park:

Address: Braggington Lane, Braggington, CV37 8BD
OS Grid Ref: SP 13783 50743
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Facilities and access

This car park and woodland walking route is being provided for your enjoyment and we ask that you donate via the post in the car park or by text.

This walking route has no stiles, steps or gates.

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1.5 miles
Coxmere Wood car park
Nearest postcode
CV37 8BD
Clearly marked woodland trail. Easy going - but can get muddy in the winter!

Begin walk

1. Access the walk route from Coxmere Wood carpark, beginning at the welcome board.
welcome board at coxmere wood with a grassy background
2. From the car park head south-west along the hedge. The first half of the walk follows this boundary.
Footpath with trees on one side and a fence and open space on the other
3. With the hedge on the left, cross the bridge keeping between the fence and hedge. The woodland on your right was planted in 2015. Quite soon you’ll pass a small pond on the left.
Look out for frogs and dragonflies here!
Side view of a common frog on grass
4. You should now find a small group of mature but relatively short oak trees in front of you. There are not many hedgerow oak trees around Dorsington. Rarer still is the young self-set oak near these trees on the right hand side of the path.
Oak tree in hedgerow by footpath
5. Carry on down the hedge for a few hundred metres, cross the public footpath and head into Coxmere Wood. These trees were planted in 2003.
Footpath through the Forest with a bench on the left and a Coxmere Wood sign on the right
6. Keeping the hedge on your left you will spot prolific ash natural regeneration near the mature ash trees.
Notice the incredible difference between the number of self-set ash and oak in the area, which highlight the regenerative qualities of each species; look carefully and you will see the occasional oak in amongst the ash.
Footpath lined on both sides with ash trees
7. At the end of this path bear to the right and after a short distance turn right at the sign back into the woodland along the wide ride up a slight gradient.
Wide Forest ride with a line of trees on the left and open green space on the right
8. This ride opens up at a cross ride, head straight on up the slope and over the crest. Head out of Coxmere Wood and turn right for a short distance along the public footpath before turning left along a hedgerow, back into the planting.
Wide footpath through young trees with a Coxmere Wood sign in the foreground
9. Head towards the far end and exit though the hedge, over the bridge and turn right back to the car park.
Wooden bridge leading into open green space with young trees in tubes
End! Well done