Glory Wood & Devil's Den
Know before you go
Parking informationNo car park
Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril-October
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.