Fir Tree Copse
Know before you go
Parking informationSidney Road car park, off Dunsfold Road
This site is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to August
About the reserve
The site is made up of oak and ash trees, with hazel coppice. In spring the woodland floor is alive with bluebells, wood anemone and wood sorrel. The delicate wild daffodil also grows here.
Fir Tree Copse is part of the Chiddingfold Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest - the single, largest woodland complex on the Weald Clay.
A great site for bird watching - look out for tawny owls, nuthatch and willow warblers. Pipistrelle bats have also been recorded here.
Recent surveys have uncovered some real surprises, such as the nationally scarce common fan-foot moth. Many interesting fungi species are found on rotting log piles.
Just outside the north-western boundary is the derelict Wey and Arun canal. Though relatively dry in most places, it is of interest for its marshland plants.