Know before you go
Parking informationParking for four or five vehicles is available in a layby opposite the entrance
Access via a kissing gate
When to visit
Opening timesOpen access throughout the year
Best time to visitThroughout the year
About the reserve
Perched on the Cotswold Escarpment, this woodland is classified as a Key Wildlife Site, with the ancient woodland remaining unchanged for hundreds of years. A wide range of ancient woodland species have already been found here, like yellow archangel, herb-Paris and bluebells. The Cotswold Way also runs close by, which links Arle Grove in with some wonderful local walks.
There are plans to enhance glades throughout the nature reserve and coppice trees such as hazel to maintain a diverse age range, and to selectively thin saplings, creating a mixture of different habitats to encourage wildlife.