Nower Wood Education Centre in spring

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Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve

Access by prior appointment or event booking only

A beautiful private educational nature reserve nestling in semi-ancient woodland. Nower Wood hosts our flagship education centre for schools and adult learners.

Location

Mill Way
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT22 8QA
A static map of Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
33 hectares

Parking information

Visitor centre car park - access by appointment only

Access

Private education reserve - access by appointment only

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Facilities

Disabled toilet

When to visit

Opening times

8.30am-4pm

Best time to visit

All year

About the reserve

 

Nower Wood Education Centre

Nower Wood is one of two private educational nature reserves run by the Trust and features classrooms, amenities and acres of beautiful natural surroundings.

Whilst Nower Wood is closed to the general public, The Trust holds regular courses, children's events and open days at the reserve, as well as hosting school sessions most week days.

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The reserve

An ancient oak woodland, possibly dating back to the Domesday Book and Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI). The predominant habitat at Nower Wood is ancient oak woodland which may date back as far as the Domesday Book.  

In addition to the oak woodland and a few scattered Scots pine, the reserve also contains hazel coppice, a small area of chalk grassland, a small heathland glade, butterfly ride and ponds.  

The ponds are all artificial and used for pond dipping. A number of bird species can be seen, including sparrowhawk, woodcock, woodpecker (two species) and wood warbler. There is also an assortment of tits as well as treecreepers and nuthatches. Adders are occasionally seen, whilst roe deer, badgers and foxes have all been recorded.

Batik course at Nower Wood

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Adult Learning Courses

Learn something new about nature! From wildlife photography to woodland yoga, we've got something for everyone!

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Nower Wood Education Centre

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School activities

Bring lessons to life and help children of all abilities reconnect with nature.

Primary & Early Years

Secondary schools

Uniformed Groups

Uniformed groups

Bring your group to us for unique hands-on experiences in nature - we offer sessions after school, on weekends and during school holidays.

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