Bookhurst Wood

Region: South Central

This lovely 15 hectare ancient semi-natural woodland near Cranleigh, 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. The bluebells in spring are a particular highlight.

The Present and the Future

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

At roadside


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



A level path suitable for wheelchairs runs through the woodland between Fern Mead and Wanborough Lane.


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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Bracken Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7GE

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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