Kings Wood Credit. Wildlife Trust

King's Wood

A small remnant of the once great medieval Rockingham Forest

Location

Alberta Close
Corby
Northamptonshire

OS Map Reference

SP 866 872
A static map of King's Wood

Know before you go

Size
32 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Main rides surfaced and level but area wet and muddy during winter

Access

Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to June

About the reserve

As part of the medieval Rockingham Forest, King's Wood - in the centre of Corby - was managed for centuries as a Crown coppice - to provide timber as well as shelter for the King's deer.

Traditional management of the trees by coppicing and pollarding has been restored. More than 250 species of plants have been recorded including wood anemone, dog's mercury, enchanter's nightshade, yellow archangel and wood-sorrel - all characteristic of ancient woodlands.

Birds such as treecreeper, nuthatch, tawny owl and green woodpecker can be seen.

The Friends of Kings Wood are an active group dedicated to caring for the reserve. 

Contact us

Contact number: 01604 405285

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)