Know before you go
Tracks and paths run throughout the reserve; these can be muddy and in some places the surface can be wet and very slippery.
Public footpath around the reserve. Terrain can be difficult and muddy in places.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
A picturesque woodland with some open glades, this reserve also contains a water-filled quarry. The Kennel Vale gunpowder factory was located here; however it closed in the first decade of the last century. It is a great reserve for wildlife, such as the pipistrelle bat, as well as an abundance of birdlife