Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve
Limited access by prior appointment only
Know before you go
Parking informationVisitor centre car park - access by appointment only
Private education reserve - access by appointment only
When to visit
Best time to visitAll 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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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.