Know before you go
Parking informationNo car park - access on foot via Crooksbury Road or Compton Way
Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to October
About the reserve
Runfold Wood was once a beech nursery and plantation, but the great storms of 1987 and 1990 damaged or destroyed many of the trees. Now a mixed woodland, young trees have naturally seeded into the open areas created by the storms.
Look and listen out for blackcaps, nuthatches and other woodland birds. The reserve also supports a number of rare invertebrates, important lichens and some particularly rare fungi, as well as the hazel dormouse.