Plantation Wood - Reffley Woods Volunteer Group | Woodland Trust | Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK || Reffley Woods Volunteer Group | Woodland Trust | Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Plantation Wood (also known as Gaywood & the Rookery) is the Woodland Trust's other wood in King's Lynn. It is located in Gaywood next to Howard Infant School off Parkway PE30 4QJ (Grid Ref TF639195). There is a cycle path between numbers 53 and 55 leading straight into the Rookery. It can be also accessed using the cyclepaths that cross the site from the town centre, Fairstead (which borders the north east side) and King's Reach.

Plantation Wood consists of two distinct areas. Next to the school the Rookery is a grassy area with mature trees and no shrubs. The cycle paths criss cross and there is a new plantation of fruit trees where it borders Gaywood. Gaywood is denser with an understorey of shrubs, two ponds and numerous ditches. It has ancient characteristics.

At the beginning of 2011 the Woodland Trust (with support from King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council) appointed local artist Nicola Marray-Woods to extend the community work she has been doing in Reffley Wood into Plantation Wood. Since then there have been maintenance and litter picking days with local people, schools and other organisations, community fun activities and school events - all making use of this wonderful resource. The aim is to enable local people and organisations to get involved and take ownership of how the wood is used, maintained and enjoyed.

If you would like to get involved either as an individual or an organisation, you can contact Nicola at All events will be emailed to the list. If you would like to get involved in maintenance activities please contact Nicola to be kept informed.

Forthcoming events: 

Bats and Bulbs Morning in Plantation Wood Tuesday 28th October 10-11.30

The Friends of Plantation Wood are inviting everyone to join them for a Bats and Bulbs morning in Plantation Wood, which is situated between Fairstead and Gaywood. It will start at 10am with a bat hunt in the wood. As these bats are made from card they are perfectly safe to handle and can be returned to the start to exchange for a Halloween themed treat and refreshments supplied by Tesco.

Following that, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and Dobbies will be helping everyone to plant spring bulbs to take home and nurture for planting out in the spring.

 We have plans to do more growing in the Rookery so if you fancy getting involved either to just have a go or to share your expertise then please do get in touch.


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Join our maintenance group - new members always welcome
Would you like to help maintain the wood? All you need is a pair of sturdy shoes (we use sharp tools) and suitable clothing for the weather. There's a friendly bunch of people who all love the wood and enjoy looking after it. You can just turn up at the next event listed here or call Gill on 077666 10376 or 


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