Park up above the road and scan the surrounding fields for raptors and corvids.
Walk into the wood scanning the beech/norway Spruce section on your left for Crossbills and a corvid roost.
Follow the track down into the steep area of the wood turning right checking the warblers and finches. Listen out for woodpeckers and Treecreepers. You can leave the wood and walk back up the lane to the car for a short walk.
Walking upstream you come to the ‘ridge’. This is an amazing structure allowing you to look into the tops of the trees from eye level. Notice the change in vegetation.
Carefully move upstream along the path where you reach an area of ‘hanging oak’ woodland ideal for flycatchers and Redstarts.
The wood peters out into a grass field with a footbridge across the river, ideal for spotting water birds and raptors.