Fly agaric fungi

© Jon Hawkins

An area of semi-natural woodland on the sandstone hills on the outskirts of Dorking. Managed on behalf of Mole Valley District Council.


Deepdene Avenue

OS Map Reference

A static map of Glory Wood & Devil's Den

Know before you go

13 hectares

Parking information

No car park


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


About the reserve

Glory Wood is a fantastic woodland site, with a network of winding footpaths running through it.

The area is steeped in history and at the heart of the wood is a Bronze Age barrow, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The southern part of the site, known as the Devil's Den, is mainly oak woodland with an area of sweet chestnut coppice. A small pond is hidden in a glade here, with an adjoining area of wet woodland.

The reserve is only accessible on foot and there are two self-guided trails to follow. Walk quietly and you may see roe deer, foxes or badgers. Bats are also known to roost here.

Owned by Mole Valley District Council and managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust, the area is popular with local dog walkers. The highest points of the site boast excellent views across the North and South Downs.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
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Location map

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