The 22 hectares of Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland are one of the many important habitats on the estate and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The woodland has been managed by coppicing for centuries and is home to a diverse flora including wood anemone, enchanter's nightshade, sweet woodruff, primrose, bluebells, archangel, wild garlic, violets, and early purple orchids.
We are delighted that Forestry England recently approved a Woodland Management Plan for Rodd Wood. The plan will help to ensure continued sustainable management of the woodland by placing an emphasis on enhanced structural and species diversity, and improved access.
Rodd Wood is especially magical in spring so be sure to visit us early in the season. Walking and parking for the woodland are free. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. The wood is a short walk from the main site, or when the main site is closed, please park at the entrance to the woodland, located on the Knill Road, just past the entrance to The Rodd.