Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve

Nower Wood Education Centre in spring

© Surrrey Wildlife Trust

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve

Limited access by prior appointment only

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


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

Know before you go

33 hectares

Parking information

Visitor centre car park - access by appointment only


Private education reserve - access by appointment only


No dogs permitted


Accessible toilet

When to visit

Opening times


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.

More about Outdoor Learning

See our upcoming events below


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.

Location map

Upcoming events at Nower Wood