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Pigney's Wood, North Walsham
This beautiful site is actually within the parish of Knapton and is owned by the North Norfolk Community Woodland Trust. This is a registered charity whose aim is to create new community woodland in areas where woodland access is difficult. The 23.5 hectare site comprises 1.7 hectare mature mixed woodland, 7.8 hectare of new woodland, 8.5 hectare open ground and 5.5 hectare low lying wet grassland. Over 20,000 trees of 40 different species have been planted since the site was purchased in 1992. Other features at the site include a renovated barn, bird hide, reed beds, a scrape to attract wading birds and information boards on wild flowers, butterflies, trees and birds. More recently Oaks have been planted to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar and the North Walsham & Dilham Canal.
The voluntary management group meets regularly to carry out practical maintenance, as well as working closely with local schools. Future plans include a regeneration programme for wetland plants in the water meadows. Pigneys Wood is open to the public at all times and the car park can be found on Hall Lane, Knapton. An Easy Access Trail with new native hedgerow has been created from the car park to the viewpoint with its panoramic view of North Walsham and the countryside. The Trust would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to be involved in any way. Contact Peter Croot on   01603 737427.

Pigneys Wood Website

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photo by Janet Tench (flickr.com/47685893@N00)
  • Pigney's Wood
photo by Janet Tench (flickr.com/47685893@N00)
  • Pigney's Wood
photo by Janet Tench (flickr.com/47685893@N00)
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Photo by: Peter Bromage (www.flickr.com/norfolkboy1)