Transcript from information board published on the site.
Welcome to Tocil Wood and Meadow LNR, an ancient oak woodland with swamp and wet meadow which has existed for many centuries. This nature reserve is owned by Coventry City Council and managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
Historic evidence shows the wood to be at least 400 years old and archaeological earthworks within the wood date back to the first and second century AD. More recent features include ridge and furrow left over from mediaeval agriculture.
Invasive plants such as sycamore and Himalayan balsam are being controlled to prevent them taking over from our native plants.
The nature reserve is an array of colour in the spring and
summer. Look out for bluebells and wood anemones in the woodland,
and yellow flag iris, betony, meadow sweet and marsh marigold in the wet
meadow and marsh.
Please respect the nature reserve and its wildlife If you would like information on membership or how you can
help manage our nature reserves please contact Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Registered charity number 209200
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the leading local environmental charity conserving wildlife and natural places throughout Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. As a membership organisation we need your support to help our work for nature conservation and the environment.
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre
Brandon Lane, Brandon,
Coventry CV3 3GW
Please respect the nature reserve and its wildlife
If you would like information on membership or how you can help manage our nature reserves please contact
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Registered charity number 209200
One of a nationwide network of Wildlife Trust nature reserves
Tocil Wood is ancient woodland located between Tocil Pools and the new
Gibbet Hill Wood. The path and cycle track from the main University
site to the Gibbet Hill site goes past all three.
Good for Dogs rating:
Together with Gibbet Hill Wood and Tocil Pools, these are lovely areas for dogs, no need for leads, no stiles, lots of rabbits, lovely woods and open areas, small stream running through with lakes and ducks/geese within the University campus, easy access for the car. You do have to keep dogs on a lead if you go into the actual University grounds.