Earlswood Moathouse

Fungi and tree at Earlswood Moathouse Alex Murison

Alex Murison

Earlswood Moathouse

Oak woodland, ponds and ancient grassland


West of Dorridge, 1km south of Earlswood, situated off the B4102 south of the junction with Umberslade Road
B94 5SL

OS Map Reference

SP117 733
A static map of Earlswood Moathouse

Know before you go

4 hectares

Parking information

Car parking next to the Reservoir Hotel

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Flat soft patches, kissing gate. Muddy at times


May be difficult to explore as it is muddy at times. Kissing gate.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to November

About the reserve

Created on pasture land within the National Trust's Earlswood Moathouse estate, visit this reserve to explore the oak woodland. 

What's it like to visit? 

More woodland was planted in 1980, with native trees and shrubs. and there are two small ponds where great crested newts have been seen. Today, the wood still has a mix of trees including small-leaved lime, rowan and hazel. A magnificent line of hornbeam graces the eastern end and there are some fine yews. 

What might you spot? 

Long-tailed tit, jay, nuthatch, treecreeper and the diminutive wren are regulars in the woodland, The woodland floor contains surprises like wood-sorrel, and autumn brings a range of fungi. One of the less shaded ponds has bulrush, sedge and rush where a number of dragonflies dart around. 

What is there to do here?

  • Visit for the bluebells in April or May 
  • Pick blackberries in autumn
  • Spot fascinating fungi in autumn

Contact us

Karl Curtis
Contact number: 024 7630 2912
Contact email: enquiries@wkwt.org.uk

Location map