The Forest & The Highlands
Know before you go
Parking informationNo car park - access on foot via The Drift, East Horsley
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
These reserves form part of a mixed woodland bought in 2002 with funds raised by a public appeal organised by the Horsley Countryside Preservation Society and is managed on behalf of East Horsley Parish Council.
The Highlands consists of 13.5 acres of ancient semi-natural woodland and The Forest forms approximately 60 acres of a substantial block of woodland.
Nearly 180 plant species have been recorded, including a large number of bluebells. Over 50 species of birds call the woodlands home and include woodpeckers, nuthatches, treecreepers, tawny owls and sparrowhawks.
Roe deer, foxes and bats can be seen and The Forest is particularly good for amphibians including the common toad and great crested newt, making it a regionally important site.