Know before you go
Parking informationPark on roadside by reserve entrance
Access via gate on old road at SO 085717. Muddy and slippery underfoot when wet.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to October
About the reserve
This small woodland lies on a low ridge of well-leached glacial drift acid soils. The principal trees are oak, birch, holly and rowan with some alder buckthorn in the understorey. With ground flora such as bilberry, heather and wood sage, this woodland community is uncommon in Worcestershire.
The wood can be a rather dark place. In many areas the drooping branches of holly trees have reached the ground and taken root. Over time this has extended the understorey through layering. Spring is an attractive time to visit to hear and see a variety of birds including great and blue tits, nuthatches, treecreepers and great spotted woodpeckers.
The woodland is jointly owned with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.