With 56 acres of meadows, pools, trees and winding footpaths, Apley Woods is a fine example of a 19th century landscaped woodland with plenty of walking routes for all.
Things to see and do
This area is full of historic sites, mature woodland and picturesque walks with accessible routes.
The original Grade II* listed Apley Castle, still stands today adjacent to the west side of Apley Woods with its own chapel, great hall and was once surrounded by its own moat. It was renovated in 1996 and is now eight privately owned properties.
- Energy Rising sculpture
Located in the heart of the woodland is a very unusual carved stone sculpture called ‘Energy Rising’, believed to symbolise larva emerging from the earth.
- Georgian Manor House site
The manor house was the centre piece of a 900 acre estate. Sadly, it became too expensive to maintain and was sold off.
- Woodland art
Look out for sculptures of woodland art, including birds of prey and woodland animals.
- Pool Wood route
This is a 40 minute walk across the meadows.
- Access for all
A 20 minute walk across level areas with no steps (suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and buggies).
- Tree Trail
Some of Apley’s finest specimen trees can be found on its tree trail. There are ten in total including red Oak, Lime and walnut amongst others.
How to get there
View the location of Apley Woods on Google Maps:
There are small number of car parking spaces in each of the following locations:
- in a lay-by on the A442 Queensway, north of the site
- in labelled spaces off Apley Castle, south of the site
- in a temporary car park off Peregrine Way, east of the site.
Last updated: 17/03/2021 15:03