Know before you go
Parking informationPark on roadside in the village and walk up narrow track along footpath to access the woodland
Several paths through the wood; muddy and slippery when wet.
When to visit
Opening timesDawn to dusk
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
In the late 1950s the reserve was planted with black, Scots and lodgepole pines, larch, chestnut, oak, beech and Douglas fir. The Trust has been slowly thinning and harvesting the conifers for timber, opening up glades and widening the rides. As this has let more sunlight into the wood the numbers of plants, birds and animals has increased.
50 species of bird have been recorded and visitors should listen and look out for goldcrests, redpolls and siskins.
The land here was formed by a glacial terminal moraine in the last ice age and there are beautiful panoramic views of the landscape from the woodland edge.