Region: South East
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.
Bookhurst Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7GE
Site size: 15 hectares
There are toilets at the Village Way Car Park, Cranleigh
(click here to find the nearest public toilets)
The Park Hatch is located nearby on Bookhurst Road (open Tues-Sun from 12pm)
A level path suitable for wheelchairs runs through the woodland between Fern Mead and Wanborough Lane.
Well controlled dogs welcome
Walking, bird spotting, wildlife watching, land use heritage
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.
The Sayers Croft Trust, The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Leith Hill Place and Tower, Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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.
To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Manager Steve Crosby .
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