Copperas Wood Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationVery limited parking at the entrance of Copperas Wood. There is parking available at RSPB Stour Wood, walk through and along the railway line to access Copperas Wood
Interpretation board 100m in at the entrance to the woods. There are many circular paths around the woodland
Can be muddy and wet, with usurfaced paths throughout
When to visit
Opening timesAccessible at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
Walk through this patch of ancient woodland to see how life has bounced back after the great storm of 1987, which devastated areas of this beautiful woodland. Allowed to regrow naturally for scientific study, the wildlife here has flourished, helped with coppicing by the Trust, which has allowed for carpets of Bluebell, Yellow Archangel and Red Campion to bloom.
Step further into the woods to see the beautiful flowers of Moschatel, White Climbing Fumitory, Sweet Woodruff and Vervain. Soft shield and other ferns blanket the woodland floor, while in the canopies of the Oaks Purple Hairstreak butterflies rest on the leaves.
Did you know?
The Essex Way walk goes through Copperas wood and the reserve is situated on the Stour Estuary