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.
Know before you go
Entrance is 600m from car park. Paths may be muddy in wet weather
Not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitspring
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.