Know before you go
Paths throughout the wood, can be muddy. Surfaced path for a short distance into the reserve.
Not Wheelchair accessible. Most paths are unsurfaced clay soil, some steep and narrow.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to July or October to October
About the reserve
This ancient semi-natural woodland, rich in wildlife, sits on the southeast side of a dry slope valley. Most of the upper slopes and plateau have been converted to sweet chestnut coppice with a few oak standards. The greatest diversity of woodland flora is found on the lowest slopes where the chalk has its biggest impact in reducing soil acidity.