All visitors to the wood should keep alert for the presence of the caterpillars of Oak Processionary Moth which has been detected in the Wood. The caterpillars are grey and very hairy and form long head-to-tail chains as they climb trees, predominantly oak.
Aside from the damage they do to oak trees, the hairs can cause severe rashes or even breathing problems for people and animals and you are advised not to approach them. If you see any, please report to us, to the Council or to the Forestry Commission. (This is a notifiable species). Please take careful note of the location and photographs would assist – but please do not approach them.
Further information can be found here.