Contractors will be carrying out ditching work on the main ride at Lower Wood during the last week in July. The ditch along the main ride does not function as it should resulting in a very muddy ride during wet ground conditions. The works carried out will help to improve the main ride for ground flora and also improve public access. Parts of the wood where machinery is in use will be closed - Visitors are asked to avoid these areas for their own safety.
Know before you go
Muddy in winter
Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitspring and autumn
About the reserve
Lower Wood is a fragment of typical ancient woodland with flourishing populations of woodland flora including bluebells, oxlips and early-purple orchids in the spring. In the summer purple drooping flowers of water avens and delicate blue speedwells line the woodland paths. Autumn or winter walks through the wood reveal different types of fungi including velvet shank with its yellow cap and velvety brown stem.
There is a work party at this site. If you are interested in getting involved please look at the work parties page for more information