Midger Wood nature reserve lies in a magical, almost hidden, valley of mossy oaks and luxurious ferns. The babbling Kilcott Brook and its small waterfalls (some of them petrified with calcareous tufa deposits) are always within earshot, making this a peaceful, relaxing place to visit.

Location

Just off the A46, near Lower and Upper Kilcott
Wotton-under-Edge
A static map of Midger Wood

Know before you go

Size
9 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Please keep to the waymarked paths

Access

The woodland can be muddy at any time of year, so wellies or walking boots are recommended and children will want to paddle in the stream! There are steep gradients and cross-slopes, and one flight of steps at the far end of the circular 3km long waymarked trail.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to August

About the reserve

There are many ancient woodland wildflowers to see in spring (carpets of bluebells, wild garlic, wood anemone, herb Paris and primroses) and many woodland birds such as willow warbler, marsh tit, great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and song thrush. Buzzards and ravens often wheel and call overhead. The hazel coppice is home to a famous and well-studied population of dormice. This ancient woodland has a canopy comprising mainly ash, pedunculate oak and field maple and is great for butterflies such as silver washed fritillary. You may even be able to see a brown hare or fallow deer wondering through the wildflowers and woodlands.  

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01452 383333

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)