A couple of miles north of St. Leonards-on-Sea I’ve found Battle Great Wood, I nice place to walk our dog Boris.
Boris loves woods. He enjoys the smells of other dogs, and the smells of other dogs, and the smells of other dogs, and most of all the smells of other dogs.
You will find Battle Great Wood’s parking place and entrance on Marley Lane, east of Battle, East Sussex TN21 – England, UK.
In the 10th and 11th centuries great swathes of land across East Sussex were covered in a great mass of woodland. Most of this woodland has now gone, but the Battle Great Wood can still be enjoyed.
The wood is managed by the Forestry Commission and covers nearly two hundred acres of mostly coniferous woods. Battle Great Wood is a fantastic place to walk, ride and spot the wide range of plant life and wild life.
And Boris likes sticks. Boris has found an ancient stick in a pond, and there’s something strange about the stick — it won’t float!
Battle Great Wood consists mainly of oak, birch, beech and coniferous woodland, with areas of heathland, ponds, streams and sweet chestnut coppice. There is a wealth of wildlife, with Badgers and Deer, birds such as Nightjar, Tree Pipit and Crossbills, and many common woodland butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.
The well kept pathways offer easy walking without stiles, although there are some hilly sections. And after heavy rainfall the trail might be quite muddy.