Pumphouse Wood

Pumphouse Wood

Nuthatch c. Paul Bunyard

Nuthatch c. Paul Bunyard

Pumphouse Wood

A mixed deciduous woodland with a canopy of oak and a carpet of bluebells in the springtime


Near Barnton
Northwich in Vale Royal
A static map of Pumphouse Wood

Know before you go

2 hectares

Entry fee



Not suitable for wheelchair users.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Spring to Summer

About the reserve

Pumphouse Wood is an isolated block of semi-natural broadleaved woodland surrounded by farmland. It covers approximately 6 acres. The canopy is dominated by ash and oak, with several scattered planted larch. The understorey is species rich and includes elm, hawthorn, elder, holly and rowan. The density and diversity of ground flora varies throughout the wood, but in areas where the canopy is open, nettle, bramble, rosebay willowherb and enchanters nightshade flourish. Elsewhere, stands of broad buckler fern and carpets of bluebell dominate. The wood provides valuable feeding and nesting habitat for woodland birds such as great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, tree creeper, tit and finch species.   PLEASE NOTE: As some of our reserves are in remote or rural locations, Sat Nav and postcodes may not be accurate and in immediate proximity to the reserve entrance.

Contact us

Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01948 820728
Contact email: info@cheshirewt.org.uk

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