Fore Wood

Wildlife awards

Fore Wood is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen out for the drumming of great spotted woodpeckers
  2. Listen for the song of newly-arrived warblers
  3. Admire the endless carpets of delicate wood anemones

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Enjoy the dappled sunlight and sound of water tumbling down the deep stream valleys
  2. Watch for the gliding flight of silver-washed fritillaries and white admirals along the woodland rides
  3. Sit by the pond and watch for dragonflies catching other insects

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Search for fungi on the ground and also on tree trunks
  2. Admire the autumn leaf colour
  3. Check the surrounding fields for returning winter thrushes

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Try to identify trees by bud and bark
  2. Look out for mixed roving flocks of tits and other birds
  3. Look for animal tracks in the wet mud or snow

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View looking over gravel pit, RSPB Dungeness reserve


Fabulous wildlife watching in a unique landscape

Path at Chapel Wood nature reserve

Chapel Wood

Beautiful woodland with paths leading to 13th century chapel ruins and Iron Age hillfort

Adult breeding-plumaged black-headed gull

Loch of Kinnordy

A tranquil wetland oasis, with hides which get you close to a variety of wildlife

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