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Norbury Park

A working landscape containing farms and a commercial sawmill.

Norbury Park is a working landscape, with farms and a commercial sawmill (Norbury Park Wood Products). The park lies within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and consists of 520 hectares (1,300 acres). It is situated west of the River Mole and the A24 between Westhumble and the borders of Fetcham and Great Bookham.

The reserve is made up of a mixture of woodland, grassland and various areas of farmland. Due to the range of habitats it is an important haven for many plants and animals and a large part has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Some trees are coppiced (cut at ground level) to provide poles for fencing and charcoal-making. Hazel and sweet chestnut coppice add diversity to the woodland. Spring flowers grow under young coppice, while older bushes give cover for birds.

The variety of habitats at Norbury encourage a vast amount of wildlife. There are roe deer, badgers and foxes in the woodland, together with all three British woodpeckers (green, great spotted and the much smaller lesser spotted).

Three tenanted farms; Bocketts, Swanworth and Norbury Park occupy part of the area and our farmers (and their grazing animals) look after much of the land.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland

Nearby nature reserves

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve
2 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Brockham Limeworks
3 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Deepdene Terrace
3 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Young Street
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT22 9DX
Map reference
TQ 158 538
Great for...
birdwatching
butterflies
spring flowers
Best time to visit
May - Sep
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Facilities
Picnic facilities
Size
531.19 hectares
Walking information
A self-guided trail leaflet is available to download
Parking
Fetcham and Young Street car parks are located off the A246 near Leatherhead
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Tel: 01483 795440
info@surreywt.org.uk

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