Know before you go
Main rides surfaced and level but area wet and muddy during winter
Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.