Know before you go
There are no footpaths; the best route for visitors would be to follow the western bank of the stream, downstream from the gate. Underfoot, conditions are very wet and boggy and there are many fallen branches and protruding tree roots
There are no paths around the reserve and terrain can be difficult in places. Contact the trust for further access information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July, September to November
About the reserve
The wetter areas of this woodland are sheltered by a canopy of grey willow and ash, whilst oak and hazel dominate the woodland on drier slopes. Some areas of the site have been coppiced in the past and wet flushes and redundant drainage ditches are scattered throughout. The dormouse finds shelter here as well as other small mammals. The scarlet elf cup, an attractive and edible fungus is found in great abundance throughout the woodland in winter.