Fly agaric in woodland

© Luke Massey/2020VISION

A regenerating woodland with rare invertebrates and fungi. Managed on behalf of SUEZ.


Nearest postcode: GU10 1QB

OS Map Reference

SU 869 468
A static map of Runfold Wood

Know before you go

12 hectares

Parking information

No car park - access on foot via Crooksbury Road or Compton Way


Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April 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.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
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