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.

A fragment of typical ancient woodland where flora can flourish


Weston Colville

OS Map Reference

TL 626 527
A static map of Lower Wood

Know before you go

9 hectares

Entry fee


Grazing animals


Walking trails

Muddy in winter


Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

spring 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   

Contact us

Contact number: 01954 713500

Environmental designation

Ancient Woodland
County Wildlife Site

Location map