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image for Nature Reserve item typeCastern Wood Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve, free entry


Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

01889 880108


ST13 7TX


Not easy to find, but well worth the effort for its unrivalled views across the Manifold Valley. Looking at its finest in summer with aromatic purple wild thyme and yellow rockrose, the reserve is arguably one of the Trust's most scenic.

Open all the time


Free entry



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Map reference: SK 024203  Lat: 52.78028 Long: -1.96585

Take the road from the village of Grindon towards Hopedale. Go past Weag's Bridge and up the other side of the valley. Follow this road until you come to a crossroads and take the small track on your right. Drive along this track for approximately 1/3 of a mile. Park on the right hand side without obstructing any gateways. In summer, when the track is dry you can park at the top of the reserve by entering through the gate and following the rutted track alongside the dry-stone wall on the right.

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