Bookhurst Wood

Region: South East

Located in the Surrey countryside, Bookhurst Wood is a home for wildlife and an important site in the preservation of Britain’s ancient woodlands.  Comprising 13.8 hectares, the site sits next to Linden Homes’ new development Swallowhurst, providing a wonderful natural space for residents and the wider community.

Working closely with Waverley Borough Council and Cranleigh Parish Council, the Land Trust took ownership of the site in 2015 with a plan to enhance the site for community and wildlife alike.



Bookhurst Road, Horsham, Sussex, GU6 7PD

Site size: 13.8 hectares

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Open all year round


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Entrance cost


Things to do

With a large network of paths the wood is suitable for nature and woodland trails, cycling, walking for health and jogging.

Conservation, Wildlife, Flora, Fauna

As a designated ancient woodland the woodland represents an area of significance to encourage/enhance the local area biodiversity.


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 will be 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 or call 01925 852005.

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


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