To the west of Fairfield in Pepper Wood, a semi-ancient woodland that is managed by the Woodland Trust. A remnant of the once widespread ‘Feckenham Forest’ of Worcestershire, Pepper Wood boasts an exceptional diversity of tree and shrub species.
Parking: Use the car park on Dordale Road. There is no vehicle access from Wood Lane.
Size: 59.58 ha (147.23 acres)
Grid ref: SO937749
OS map Sheets: Explorer 219; OS Landranger 139
Read the Woodland Trust article shining a spotlight on Pepperwood
Help Double Pepper Wood
The Woodland Trust is looking at an exciting opportunity to double the size of Pepper Wood, acquiring 120 acres of adjacent land, thereby achieve some 100 hectares of resilient continuous native woodland.
Pepper Wood is an ancient woodland site, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the aim of the Woodland Trust is to blend opportunities for natural regeneration/ colonisation with sympathetic tree planting, and this will create a significant locally distinctive and accessible landscape asset promoting nature recovery and climate resilience.
To deliver this vision, the Wood land Trust needs to raise £1.5 million to secure the extension of Pepper Wood. A national appeal has been launched (November 2020), which members of the community may wish top donate to.
This is an exciting project that will have many benefits for our community.
For further information and to make a donation CLICK HERE
The Woodland Trust have released the design plans for the proposed Pepper Wood extension and they would like to hear your views. The proposed design plan is below.
To have your say, please complete a 5-minute survey, to access CLICK HERE
A team of volunteers help look after Pepper Wood, clearing brambles, maintaining paths and coppicing hazel.
The volunteers also make sustainable charcoal from felled wood and, using traditional tools, make fences, benches and other items that are sold to help fund Pepper Wood’s maintenance.
For further information visit http://www.pepperwood.co.uk/
- 0787 575 6698