Bookhurst Wood

Region: South Central

This lovely 15 hectare ancient semi-natural woodland near Cranleigh in Surrey, has large areas of old hazel and hornbeam coppice with mature oak standards, birch, ash willow and aspen that provide interest throughout the year. An enjoyable waymarked walk (1.3km) with interpretation points winds through the heart of the woodland. The bluebells in spring are a particular highlight.

The Present and the Future

Bookhurst Wood is managed in partnership with The Friends of The Hurtwood for the benefit of the local community and wildlife. The Friends look after the site on a day-to day-basis and run community events.

Information about membership can be found here Membership of the Friends of the Hurtwood. The Friends newsletter can be found here Friends of the Hurtwood Newsletter.

Bookhurst Wood Contact

The site contact for our Bookhurst Wood space is Mark Beaumont Tel: 07920 705 070

This space is managed in partnership with The Friends of the Hurtwood

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Open access

Car Parking

On street parking nearby


There are toilets at the Village Way Car Park, Cranleigh
(click here to find the nearest public toilets)


There are several cafés nearby in Cranleigh village.

Entrance cost



The land is generally level throughout, although uneven in places. There are no surfaced paths.


Well controlled dogs welcome

Things to do

Walking, bird spotting, wildlife watching, land use heritage

Conservation, Wildlife, Flora, Fauna

The ancient woodland, which is also a site of Nature Conservation Importance, is home to a diverse range of thriving wildlife. Areas of open space, a pond, island and feeder stream, ancient boundary banks and occasional crab apple and wild service trees add further ecological interest.

Other nearby attractions

The Sayers Croft Trust, The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Leith Hill Place and Tower, Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Wanborough Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7DT

Site size: 15 hectares


There are currently no events relating to this space.

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Bookhurst Wood is a lush area of ancient woodland in Cranleigh, Surrey. The woods are recorded on the earliest available ordinance map edition of 1871 with further historical records showing a clay pit serving Bookhurst pottery adjacent to the woodlands.


The Land Trust acquired Bookhurst Wood from Linden homes in 2015 with the help of Waverley Borough Council and Cranleigh Parish Council. With the ongoing support of Linden homes, The Land Trust is managing the woods in perpetuity to maximise the benefits to wildlife and the local community.

Land Trust Contact

To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Manager Steve Crosby .

To enquire about holding an event on a Land Trust site, please click here.


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