Right on the edge of Droitwich Spa sits a 75 acre nature reserve with a nature trail that leads visitors through a variety of wood, grassland and scrub habiats. Part of the trail follows the canal and there’s even rare inland saltmarsh that has been created by the salt-bearing rocks that sit underneath the surface.
Spring provides cowslips and bluebells as well as a chance of spotting kingfisher and even otter. Summer brings damselflies and dragonflies as well as the sound of birds like chiffchaff; keen visitors should keep a lookout for purple hairstreak butterflies in the canopy of the trees. Look for fungus throughout autumn and listen for winter thrushes feeding on berries during the winter months.
Recently 3 themed paths have been waymarked – birds, butterflies & meadows. Information boards will be added to provide details of some of the species that might be seen.
The woodland is owned by Wychavon District Council and managed by the Council and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.
Droitwich Community Woods are on either side of the A38 Droitwich bypass and can be reached by parking on Ombersley Way halfway between the river and the canal.
Download: Droitwich Community Woods Leaflet