Bluebells in Lady's Wood

Lady's Wood - Sophie Baker

After an assessment of the usage during the current Covid-19 pandemic Upwood Meadows car park has now been closed. This is also the parking area for Lady’s wood. Foot access for local visitors to both reserves is still possible from the public footpath joining Helen’s Close housing estate in Upwood village, or from Great Raveley. 

Please read our access guidelines if you're visiting any of our Reserves, and ensure you are following the Government guidlines on social distancing.


An ancient woodland filled with beautiful plants, insects and birds


3 miles south west of

OS Map Reference

TL 243 826
A static map of Lady's Wood

Know before you go

7 hectares

Entry fee


Walking trails

Entrance is 600m from car park. Paths may be muddy in wet weather


Not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit


About the reserve

Ancient in origin, historically Lady's Wood was managed as traditional coppice al though many trees were felled in 1951. Some trees were left lying in the wood and now provide a marvellous habitat for insects and fungi.

During April the wood becomes resplendent with the display of bluebells. Lesser celandine, greater stitchwort and dog's mercury are also on display.

Many birds have been recorded at Lady's Wood, including tawny owl and three species of woodpecker - green, lesser spotted and great spotted.   

Contact us

Contact number: 01954 713500

Environmental designation

County Wildlife Site

Location map