Know before you go
Wide rough path on slight gradient
5.5 miles west of
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitspring and autumn
About the reserve
This site was donated to the Wildlife Trust in 1966 as a poplar plantation. In 1984 it was replanted as a mixed woodland of ash, maple and oak with naturally invading elm, hawthorn and blackthorn.
The site has passed through many phases and its biological interest has likewise changed. In 1984 it had common spotted-orchid, cowslip and adder's-tongue fern. Between 1988 and 1993 an amazing 319 species of moths were recorded, while in 1991 a total of 224 birds of 22 species were caught and ringed as part of the national monitoring scheme.