Know before you go
A wide relatively even path runs around the nature reserve.
Uneven ground through much of the reserve, a good even Forestry Commission path runs around the reserve.
When to visit
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
In the summer butterflies and bumblebees abound, visiting gorse flowers across the heathland, and reptiles such as common lizards and adders bask out under the sun. Buzzards can be heard mewing as they circle overhead, and deer can be seen if you remain quiet and still. Heathland restoration is currently taking place on the site to restore the open heathland, as such some of the pussy willow, gorse and birch scrub are slowly being removed. Bluebells, violets and foxgloves can be seen poking their heads through the soil in the spring.