Poynton Coppice Local Nature Reserve

Car park off Shrigley Road
Higher Poynton
Cheshire
SK12 1UE
(Location Map)

Grid reference: SJ942826
Phone: 01625 383700
Email: rangers@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Site Ranger: Ed Pilkington

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Entrance to poynton coppice

Opening hours

Access to Poynton Coppice Local Nature Reserve, including it's car park, is available at all times.


Activities

  • Walking
  • Birdwatching
  • General wildlife watching

Facilities

  • Car Park - Free for all users
  • Interpretive display

About Poynton Coppice Local Nature Reserve

Poynton Coppice Local Nature Reserve is an attractive woodland rich in wildlife. It is thought to have been continuously wooded for thousands of years, so is classed as an ancient woodland. Human activities in the past have helped to shape a habitat with a great variety of flora and fauna.

Poynton Coppice Local Nature ReservePart of the Coppice is privately owned, but an 8-hectare section is owned by Cheshire East Council and is managed with wildlife in mind. A circular path with steps, leads visitors from the Middlewood Way into the heart of the woodland.

The woodland management strategy includes the reintroduction, in part of the wood, of the traditional practice of coppicing. It may surprise you to learn that a coppiced woodland can, over time, develop a greater diversity of wildlife than an unmanaged woodland.

There is a public footpath through the woodland, together with a short circular walk (with steps), which starts at the car park on the Middlewood Way.