Oak acorns Philip Precey

Philip Precey

Glasshouse Spinney

Mature woodland where you can enjoy birdwatching


Off Glasshouse Lane, before Knowle Hill

OS Map Reference

SP 304 714
A static map of Glasshouse Spinney

Know before you go

2 hectares

Parking information

Park in layby on Glasshouse Lane at southern end of the wood

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Flat, but muddy in winter 


The reserve is flat but can get muddy. 


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

Glasshouse Spinney may only be a strip of mature woodland but it has a rich mixture of trees and shrubs and there is a good variety of birds to spot. The presence of flowers such as sweet woodruff, yellow archangel, lily-of-thevalley, wood melick, wood anemone and dog’s mercury show that this land has been wooded since ancient times.

What's it like to visit? 

Elms, oaks, sycamore, white poplar and common lime trees make up the woodland with holly, blackthorn, dog-rose and hazel in between. A treasure trove of fungi including amethyst deceiver, false deathcap, turkeytail and dead man’s fingers make for delightful finds in autumn. 

What is there to do here? 

  • Find fascinating fungi
  • Listen to birdsong
  • Enjoy autumn colours in the woodland


Contact us

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

Location map