The Forest & The Highlands


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The Forest & The Highlands

A mixed woodland with an impressive diversity of plant species.


East Horsley
Nearest postcode: KT24 5HD

OS Map Reference

TQ 095 552
A static map of The Forest & The Highlands

Know before you go

27 hectares

Parking information

No car park - access on foot via The Drift, East Horsley


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

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.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email:

Location map