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Coyney Woods
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: Staffordshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
West Midlands
Year of Declaration: 2006
Declaring Authority: Stoke on Trent City Council (Unitary)
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SJ928432
Location: In the Weston Coyney area of Stoke-on Trent, ST3 5XL
Owned by: Stoke on Trent City Council (Unitary)
Managed by: Stoke on Trent City Council (Unitary)
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: From the A50 Uttoxeter Road take the the A520 Weston Road.

Coyney Woods is an archipelago site situated in the south-east of the city in Weston Coyney. The site is surrounded by the residential development of Park Hall estate. Weston Prink is off Coyney Grove, Birch Wood is off Brookview Drive and Ransome Place Wood is off Ransom Place.

There is a bus service from the city to Weston Coyney.
Visitor facilities: There is no designated car park for Coyney Woods. Birch Wood has a recently surfaced path which is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Both Weston Prink and Ransome Place have informal paths which can be muddy in damp weather.
What to see: The LNR is made up of three woodlands. Weston Prink is one of the largest areas of semi-natural woodland in the city. A variety of classic woodland species are present including oak, blackthorn, ivy and bluebells. The grassland areas feature sneezewort, devil's-bit scabious and marsh marigold. Birch Wood is a very good example of mature broad-leaved woodland dominated by silver birch, rowan, oak, holly and bluebells. As stream runs along the western boundary of the wood and has created a number of small ponds which provide ideal homes for amphibians. Owls, woodpeckers and bats have been seen in the wood. Ransome place is a birch and oak woodland carpeted by bluebells in the spring.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Stoke on Trent City Council runs lots of work parties and events at their nature reserves throughout the year. For more information telephone 01782 234234.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Parks and Open Spaces Department,
Stoke-on-Trent City Council,
Civic Centre,
Glebe Street,
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

Telephone: +44 (0)1782 234234

Email: enquiries@stoke.gov.uk.
Website address and other links: Here is a link to the web page listing all the nature reserves managed by Stoke on Trent City Council:
www.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/leisure/parks-and-open-spaces/nature-reserves/

alternatively try www.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/portal/ and search for Coyney Woods.

last updated 07.11.13
 
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