Hardwick Wood is located in the east of Plymouth, just south of Plympton and north of the A38. The 22.4 hectares site is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust and is accessible to the public. This site is an ancient semi-natural woodland sculptured by natural events such as storms. The site has been disturbed with the planting of non-native species, but does contain oak, ash and beach. The site has a number of rides and paths that run through the woodland.
The site is designated as a County Wildlife Site because of the presence of 17 ancient woodland indicator species including:
- Wood millet
- Wild cherry
- Field rose
- Wych elm
For more information about Hardwick Wood visit the Woodland Trust website.