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We would like to thank all those who have given support to this project from the local community, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, the Forestry Commission, the Freshwater Habitats Trust, Alvecote and Shuttington Parish Council, Maurice Arnold (sadly now passed away), and all the contractors and friends, family and volunteers who have worked on the site and given us advice and support.

We are developing Alvecote Wood according to our Woodland Management Plan that has been agreed with and grant-aided by the Forestry Commission under the English Woodland Grant Scheme.

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Where is Alvecote Wood?

A view of Alvecote Wood from the air

Alvecote Wood is situated between the village of Alvecote in North Warwickshire and Tamworth in Staffordshire. The picture on the right shows the woods from the air in May 2008, before work started to develop the site. The photo was taken from our friends Adam and Amanda Curtin's microlight aircraft. The wood is an odd shape - a bit like a bow-tie - stretching from Robey's Lane where it has about 200 metres of roadside frontage down to the Coventry Canal. The boundary of this odd-shaped plot of land measures 1.2km.

It is about 3/4 mile south of Alvecote Marina, and across the Canal lie Alvecote Pools and Pooley Fields SSSI and Pooley Country Park. It is otherwise surrounded by arable fields to the south and west, and there is a horse stud and industrial units to the north. Further north is Alvecote Priory.

Below is a Google Map of the site location, which as you can see is quite close to the M42. Directions from the M42 and A5 are available as a pdf.

The site is not open to the public without appointment, but we hold regular open days, and make it available for use as an educational resource for community and youth groups. If you would like to visit, please contact us.

If you'd like to see more of the layout of the site, there is a site-map available (pdf)

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