Wyre Forest is a large, semi-natural (partially unmanaged) woodland and forest measuring 26.34 square kilometres which straddles the borders of Worcestershire and Shropshire.

It is one of the largest areas of semi-natural woodland in the UK. Bird species to be found in the forest include hawfinch, dipper, wood warbler, common crossbill, spotted flycatcher, pied flycatcher, redstart and long-eared owl, among many other woodland animals and plants. The small but colourful moth Oecophora bractella has one of its few English populations here, and does not seem to occur much further northwards.

Wyre Forest,

Callow Hill,


DY14 9XQ


Email: wyre@forestry.gsi.gov.uk