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Friends of Hagg Wood was formed in 1996 to preserve, protect and enhance the natural plant and animal life in the wood for the community.

It holds monthly conservation working parties in the wood and other enjoyable activities, including illustrated talks, social events and visits to places of conservation interest.

Hagg Wood is a coniferous plantation on an ancient woodland site that still has many remnants of the native woodland vegetation.  The wood is designated as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS for short)

Hagg Wood is an area of woodland of 107 acres (43Ha), to the east of Dunnington, York towards the River Derwent, at Ordnance Survey reference SE 685 526.  It is situated at around 25 metres above sea level.

The wood was established as a Community Woodland in 2003. The Forestry Commission manages the wood in consultation with the Friends of Hagg Wood.

The long-term objective is to restore the wood as native semi-natural woodland, including oak, ash and other broad-leafed trees and native woodland shrubs, as well as maintaining some of the larger conifers.

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 Hagg Wood Path Access - Public Inquiry

After many years of waiting, we now have a venue and a date set for the start of the Public Inquiry on our public footpath applications for access into Hagg Wood from Intake Lane. It will be held  at the Dunnington Sports Centre on Common Road with a start date of Tuesday 7th June 2022.  Depending on how many people wish to give evidence, it may last more than the initial three days, so could well include also Friday 10th June. Please see more information here

The City of York Council's own Statements of Case in support of our two public footpath claims, and accompanying evidence,can be viewed here.  Once there you can access the relevant documents under references ROW 359130 Kexby 19 and ROW 3257816 Kexby 20


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