Know before you go
Parking informationCar parking next to the Reservoir Hotel
Flat soft patches, kissing gate. Muddy at times
May be difficult to explore as it is muddy at times. Kissing gate.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch 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?