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Wesley Wood

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'.

Nearest Town 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
Site designations


Nearest bus stop Leigh Road, Wilts and Dorset bus route
Nearest train station Poole (6.5 miles)
Grid reference SU018003
Size 1 hectare
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.

Countryside Officer - East Dorset

Name: Jonathan Smith
Tel: 01202 228915
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