Know before you go
Circular paths, uneven and muddy in places.
Not Wheelchair accessible. Access on foot to reserve over neighbouring land, over several stiles. basic interpretation board and way markers. Visits can be made by prior arrangement with the Weald Warden (01622 662012).
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
Much of the reserve has been planted with sweet chestnut but some areas are dominated by oak, alder, willow and birch. Bluebell, primrose, wild garlic, pignut, early-purple orchid and male fern all thrive here. The damp areas of the reserve support pendulous sedge, opposite-leaved golden-saxifrage, large bittercress, marsh marigold and meadowsweet. The reserve also supports large numbers of insects and birds. A small area of grassland called Calves Lodge field is currently being restored.