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Oakley Wood path upgrade thanks to woodland management

Future walks at Oakley Wood will be more accessible due to an upgrade of the main path network this summer.

Known for a wonderful walk any time of the year, the popular woodland can be muddy at times, particularly during the winter months, a situation which has been compounded whilst essential woodland management work was being carried out.

However, now thanks to the completion of two main seasons of woodland thinning, a process of clearing some conifer trees to make way for the return of native broadleaved trees, a 3300-metre stone pathway will be laid to create a large circuit and smaller loop around the wood.

The work will start in late June and will continue for around a month.

Periodically path sections may need to be closed off during the works for public safety, so please follow any signs and safety advice and be aware of moving vehicles.

Contractors are aware of the sensitive nature of the site and the timing of these works are to minimise disturbance.

There will be posters up on-site to explain the works. Warwick District Council and the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust would like to thank visitors in advance for their patience and understanding while the path laying is taking place.

For more information about Warwickshire Wildlife Trust see .

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has also set up a page for woodland management frequently asked questions at