Wentwood Forest

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The forest of Wentwood is but a shadow of its former self. 2000 years ago it formed virtually an unbroken band of dense woodland, stretching from the River Usk to the banks of the River Wye. The forest then consisted of oak and beech trees.

 

Top: A view of Wentwood reservoir built in 1904.
Left: B.B.Q. and picnic area
Bottom right: Children's play area
Bottom left: Adventure and assault course

Over 130 species of bird have been recorded in the area. Notable species include Buzzard, Sprarrowhawk, Kestrel, Woodcock, three species of Owl, Nightjar and Winchat.

Way-markers are used with different coloured arrows placed on posts indicting walking routes through the forest, so it is virtually impossible to get lost. The short walks should take about hour with the others of up to 1 hours. The longest is a circular one of some 4 miles and passes through all four principle picnic sites.
Wentwood is a large Forestry Commission area of about 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) mostly planted with Spruce and Larch, but with remain- ants of deciduous woodland Oak and Beech.   It is now managed by Forest Enterprise
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