The Wood is owned by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and managed jointly with the Open Spaces Group, whilst the adjoining Orchard Meadow is owned by the Parish Council. Both were created as a result of housing development in the village.
The access is via St Julian’s Close off Thornhill Road and there is a small car park for the use of visitors.
A perimeter path circles the wood taking you past an information board, brass rubbing area and the Gazebo. The Gazebo burned down in recent years but is being replaced. Part of the path runs alongside South Marston Brook and past two wildlife ponds.
Look out for the wildlife mosaic and the unique bench and table created by a local blacksmith.
A kissing gate marks the boundary between the Wood and Orchard Meadow. It can also be reached on foot via the Orchard road off Thornhill Road.
This provides a safe link for children from the school to gain access to St. Julian’s Wood. The Meadow has been planted with wild flowers and a small selection of fruit trees.
St Julian’s Wood and Orchard Meadow have been the focus for several community events such as Halloween, Easter celebrations, summer BBQs, a teddy bear’s picnic in the woodland glade and even Christmas carol singing.