The woodlands

You can find two types of deciduous woodland in Arrow Valley Country Park: original woods that we continue to manage, and new woods that were planted during the creation of the park.

Bluebell Wood is an area of Ancient Semi Natural Woodland, which is a woodland with native species that has been managed. These are remnants of Britains long-gone Ancient Natural Woodland, and the only places bluebells can now be found. As the name suggests, Bluebell Wood is home to swathes of bluebells, which are stunning every spring.

The impressive Redditch Arboretum, on the other hand, is a new plantation.

Both of these and much of the park’s other woodland are part of our waymarked Woodlands Trail.