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Knowefield Wood

Knowefield Wood

Knowefield Wood is situated north east of the City of Carlisle, in between Beech Grove and Larch Drive.

17 May 2016/Categories: Trails and Nature

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Knowefield Wood is well connected to Hadrian's Wood by excellent footpath links, although it may get muddy in places.

For a good circular walk you can park at the hammer head at the northern most end of Beech Grove and walk through Hadrian's Wood to Tarraby Lane. Then head southwards along the Lane to the footpath link to Larch Drive and into Knowefield Wood. Through Knowefield and back onto Beech Grove.

Park opening times

All day, every day.

What can you see?

Although small, Knowefield is a special woodland. On the site of a former tree nursery which used to supply Queen Victoria the wood is full of variety of rather special trees, some of the trees are named, look for them as you go round.

Amongst the oak and the birch, you can find an Austrian Pine and the Cedar of Lebanon, even some California Redwoods, the worlds tallest tree (some grow as large as Dixon’s Chimney!). Amongst the leaf litter, you can still find the brick foundations of what were once the glasshouses.

The Victorian legacy still echoes through the road names; Firlands, Maple Grove, Larch Drive, Cedar Drive, Beech Grove, and Holly Drive.

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