Laurie Lee Wood

Laurie Lee Wood

Anne-Marie Randall

Laurie Lee Wood

Laurie Lee Wood is a beautiful ancient woodland, over three hectares bursting with an abundance of native flora and fauna, including rare species such as white helleborine, with bluebells in spring. It is next door to the Trusts' Swift’s Hill nature reserve.


Knapp Lane
A static map of Laurie Lee Wood

Know before you go

3 hectares

Walking trails

The reserve has a path through it which is steep and uneven, there is a bench in the middle of the nature reserve.




No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

All year

About the reserve

The Slad Valley is a magical place, made extra special for so many of us through Laurie Lee’s classic, Cider with Rosie. Thanks to the enduring appeal of his work, Laurie Lee draws visitors from all over the world. The nature reserve was opened by Jessy and Kathy Lee on the 26th June 2013, a year ahead of Laurie Lee’s centenary celebrations. Laurie Lee Wood is the fourth nature reserve of the Trust's in the Slad Valley and can be linked to the circular walk, the Laurie Lee Wildlife Way (a leaflet is available from our shop here). We are looking forward to discovering what wildlife is in the new Laurie Lee Wood. 

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0145238333

Environmental designation

Ancient Woodland