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Top things to do in Spring

  1. See the woodland spring to life as snowdrops and primroses carpet the rides
  2. Listen for great spotted and green woodpeckers searching out their next meal
  3. Look out from the hillfort for 'mad' March hares in nearby fields

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Take a walk to the top of the wood and enjoy the riot of colour
  2. Search out one of the many nestboxes throughout the wood and watch quietly from a distance to see who might be at home
  3. Escape the summer heat - take a picnic to the old quarry viewpoint

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Search high and low and see how many different mushroom species you can find
  2. Look for tracks and signs... badgers and deer are frequent visitors to the wood at this time of year
  3. Don’t forget your camera - this is a fantastic site to capture the golden colours of autumn

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Search out the wide-ranging tit flocks and look closely to find goldcrests and treecreepers joining the throng
  2. Listen out for the distinctive call of winter thrushes feasting on the berry-laden trees and shrubs
  3. Look closely in the pond and stream for the first frogspawn of the year

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