Black Firs Wood nature reserve

Black Firs Wood nature reserve

Black Firs Wood

Black Firs Wood nature reserve

Black Firs Christmas Trail

Black Firs Christmas Trail

A woodland reserve with small ponds


Off Black Firs Lane, Somerford
CW12 4QQ
CW12 4QQ
A static map of Black Firs Wood

Know before you go

1 hectare

Entry fee


Walking trails

Please use the circular footpath throughout the reserve - suitable for pushchairs & wheelchairs.


Not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.


Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

This 1.15ha (2.8 acre) woodland – gifted to the Trust in 1991 – is dominated by birch and oak underplanted with hazel, holly and guelder rose. The site has a circular footpath that is accessible for all, passing two ponds hand-dug around the year 2000 and more recently re-profiled in 2016.

The woodland is flat and lies on a thin covering of peat, over sand. Alder and willow can be found in the wetter areas. The site’s western boundary (the length of the original boundary) has been planted up with native hedgerow species, which include hawthorn, blackthorn and guelder rose.

Contact us

Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01948 820728
Contact email:

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