Wood anemone

© Guy Edwardes/2020VISION

A hidden gem in an urban area of Surrey containing ancient woodland and chalk grassland. Managed on behalf of Croydon Borough Council.


Nearest postcode: CR5 1JN

OS Map Reference

A static map of Dollypers Hill

Know before you go

12 hectares

Parking information

No car park - access on foot via Old Lodge Lane and Caterham Drive


Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility


Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

Situated in an urban area of Surrey, Dollypers Hill is a mixture of ancient woodland, scrub and chalk grassland.

The wooded section at the northern end of the reserve consists of old ash and hazel coppice with some maple. 

In spring bluebells and blankets of wood anemone dominate the clay areas and dogs mercury can be found on the chalk.

The slopes to the west are home to a variety of chalk flora andincluding grass vetchling, eyebright, kidney vetch, birds-foot trefoil and quaking grass.

Look out for sparrowhawks, kestrels and goldcrests. Less common visitors include birds such as brambling.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email: info@surreywt.org.uk

Environmental designation

Ancient Woodland

Location map