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.