Mortimores Wood

Tree Planting in Wiltshire at Mortimores Wood

Mortimores Wood is well established woodland on the edge of Chippenham in Wiltshire.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

* THIS WOODLAND IS Temporarily Full *
We’ve planted so many trees here that there isn’t any space to plant more. We hope to be able to plant here again in future years.
For the nearest alternative woodlands take a look at the Woodlands Locations Map.

Mortimores Wood is a beautiful area of woodland owned by Chippenham Borough Lands Charity (CBLC) and managed by the Mortimores Wood Volunteers.

Their objectives are to manage and improve the conditions of the wood on behalf of CBLC and to manage the woodland to maximise the value to wildlife and to increase the diversity of indigenous flora and fauna within the confines and environs of the wood.

Their aim is to provide an area available to the inhabitants of Chippenham for the rest, relaxation and the enjoyment of wildlife, and also to provide an area that is useful for educational purposes, particularly for local schools.

Mortimores Wood lies just one mile from the centre of the busy town of Chippenham, providing a haven of tranquillity from the bustle of modern life.

It is a small area of Ancient woodland with a recorded history extending back over 800 years and it houses a diversity of plant and bird life only found in such old woodlands.

Mortimores Wood is both a designated County Wildlife Site and Local Nature Reserve.

The hazel planted at Mortimores Wood will be coppiced on a 8 year cycle, prolonging the life of the trees while enabling local woodworkers to harvest wood from the trees too.

LOCATION

The wood can be found approximately 1/4 mile down a tarmac track to the southern side of the A4 Pewsham Way, between the Webbington Road & Canal Road roundabouts. It is advisable to park in the widened area just before the first cattle grid. The wood is 150 yards south of the Sustrans route from Chippenham to Lacock.

Photo Gallery

  • Mortimores Wood  -  Wiltshire  -  Mature Trees And Woodland Path

Tree Species at Mortimores Wood

Since 2010 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 310 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


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External links

http://www.mortimores.org.uk/

EFORESTS is not responsible for the content on external websites.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Dedicate a tree to be planted in Wiltshire or elsewhere in the UK.