Fir Tree Copse

Fir Tree Copse is small in size but rich in wildlife and one of the best sites in Surrey for moths.


Dunsfold Road

OS Map Reference

A static map of Fir Tree Copse

Know before you go

6 hectares

Parking information

Sidney Road car park, off Dunsfold Road


This site is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April 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.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map