Wesley Wood is an interesting woodland remnant of high amenity and landscape value, which once formed part of an ornamental garden or arboretum.
This small and interesting site was saved from the clutches of development as the 'Last Wood of Wimborne'.
|Look out for||The woodland contains many unusual specimens of tree including Giant Redwoods and Monterey Pines. The early flush of snowdrops is quickly followed by daffodils, snowflakes, primroses, wild garlic and bluebells in the spring.|
|Habitats||Mixed woodland with many unusual ornamental species|
|Nearest bus stop||Leigh Road, Wilts and Dorset bus route|
|Nearest train station||Poole (6.5 miles)|
|Parking||On road parking|
|Accessibility||Unmade footpaths with a fairly steep gradient in parts.|
|Facilities||Dog bins at main entrances|
|Owner||Dorset Council. (Previously East Dorset District Council)|
|Managed by||Dorset Council Countryside Team|
|How to get there||
From Wimborne, either follow Rowlands Hill towards Colehill, turning right at the mini-roundabout onto St John's Hill and immediately left onto Cranfield Avenue, OR follow Leigh Road (B3073) heading east, and turn left onto St John's Hill then right onto Cranfield Avenue at the top of the hill before the mini-roundabout. Follow Cranfield Avenue round, turn left onto Pinetree Close, then right into the cul-de-sac for parking.
From Colehill, follow Wimborne Road towards Wimborne town centre, turn left onto Rowlands Hill, left at the mini-roundabout onto St John's Hill, and immediately left again onto Cranfield Avenue. Follow Cranfield Avenue round, turn left onto Pinetree Close, then right into the cul-de-sac for parking.