Know before you go
Parking informationPark in layby on Glasshouse Lane at southern end of the wood
Flat, but muddy in winter
The reserve is flat but can get muddy.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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