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Highnam Woods on the eastern edge of the Forest of Dean is an RSPB nature reserve offering great birdwatching and wildlife spotting opportunities.
This delightful remnant of ancient woodland is carefully managed to keep a balance between mature trees and traditional coppice. In spring nightingales return to breed amongst the cuckoo flowers, wood anemones and bluebells. In winter, watch resident woodland birds on the feeders at the hide, or search for the elusive hawfinch or lesser spotted woodpecker.
Highnam Woods is part of the largest area of ancient woodland in the Severn Vale, with managed rides and glades, dead wood and other key habitat features. There is scrub and coppice habitat for breeding nightingales.
- Picnic site
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs are only allowed on footpaths under the strictest control and on leads during the bird breeding season.