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Delph Wood

Delph Wood

Visiting Information: 
Site Name Delph Wood
  • Limited parking on site
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
Map Reference SZ016974

A small road leads down to the car park at Delph Wood from the west side of the A349 between the Merley and Gravel Hill roundabouts. The turning is right by the speed limit signs about 3/10th of a mile south of the Merley roundabout. It is tricky to spot and the A349 is a busy road so take care.


Location Map: 

The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

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