Oldlands Copse

Region: South Central

This delightfully rural green space was established in 2022/23 on former arable farmland. With expansive meadows and intimate ancient semi-natural Oak-Hazel-Bluebell woodland, the site offers plenty of interest for visitors.  Native hedgerows, a species-rich meadow and a pond all add interest, making this an attractive new site for the local community and a haven for wildlife.

The Present and the Future

Oldlands Copse is managed in partnership with Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) for the benefit of the local community and wildlife. SWT looks after the site on a day-to day-basis and runs community events.

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Oldlands Copse Contact

The site contact for our Oldlands Copse space is Surrey Wildlife Trust Team Tel: 01483 910087

This space is managed in partnership with Surrey Wildlife Trust

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Open access.

Car Parking

Free carpark which is locked. Opening times 6am – 8pm all year (What3Words location ///globe.ranked.sands).


(click here to find the nearest public toilets)


Astalet Cafe in Send is nearby (open daily).

Entrance cost

The site is free to use.


The land is generally level throughout. There are no surfaced paths.


Yes, unsurfaced.


Well-controlled dogs are welcome. Please pick up after your dog and use the bins provided.

Things to do

Walking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.

Conservation, Wildlife, Flora, Fauna

Grassland and wildflower meadows, native hedgerows, ancient semi-natural Oak-Hazel-Bluebell woodland (Site of Nature Conservation Importance SNCI) and pond.

Other nearby attractions

Hatchlands Park (NT), Clandon Park (NT), Clandon Wood Nature Reserve, West Horsley Place, RHS Garden Wisley.

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Tithebarns Lane, Send , GU23 7BB

Site size: 17 hectares


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This Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) was established in 2022-3. The purpose of this and other local SANGs is to avoid increased recreational pressure on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) from new residential development by providing alternative recreation areas that offer a similar experience to the SPA.

The land was formerly agricultural fields that came out of arable production in 2020. Following establishment of the SANG the site is being managed in accordance with a SANG management plan, for the benefit of people and wildlife.

The Land Trust took over responsibility for Oldlands Copse in October 2023 and manages the site in partnership with Surrey Wildlife Trust, which undertakes the day-to-day site management.


Surrey Wildlife Trust is working in partnership with The Land Trust to maximise the benefits for the local community from this important public greenspace. Current and future management seeks to enhance the biodiversity and recreational value of the site.

Land Trust Contact

To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Countryside & Greenspace Officer (South & West) Jake Taylor .

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

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