Bluebell wood

© David Tipling/2020VISION

This small woodland is a hidden gem on the Weald Clay of the Surrey Hills.

Location

Wallis Wood
Surrey
RH5 5PL

OS Map Reference

TQ121389
A static map of Wallis Wood

Know before you go

Size
14 hectares

Parking information

No car park - access on foot via Horsham Road

Grazing animals

Horses graze a meadow compartment on the southern side of the reserve.

Access

Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

Dogs

Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to October

About the reserve

A secluded and picturesque woodland reserve in the heart of the Surrey Hills AONB, Wallis Wood is a typical example of a Weald Clay hazel coppice woodland with oak standards.

A gentle stream threads its way through the reserve, which is surrounded on one side by meadow pasture.

A variety of woodland flora can be found including carpets of bluebells, broad-leaved helleborine orchid, common spotted orchid, primroses, violet helleborine orchid, wood anemone and the rare wild daffodil.

Both species of British oak are present together with ash, hornbeam, Midlands hawthorn, wild apple, wild cherry and wild service tree. 

The reserve features many woodland butterflies, including purple emperor, purple hairstreak, silver-washed fritillary, white admiral and speckled wood. A particular rarity of the reserve is the spider Hyptiotes paradoxus, which makes its home in yew trees and is only recorded in one other site in Surrey. Dormouse have been also been recorded on the reserve.

Although Wallis Wood has no vehicle access, The Scarlet Arms pub up the road are happy for visitors to use their car park. Why not pop in for a pub lunch after your visit.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email: info@surreywt.org.uk

Location map