Black Firs Wood
Know before you go
Please use the circular footpath throughout the reserve - suitable for pushchairs & wheelchairs.
Not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
This 1.15ha (2.8 acre) woodland – gifted to the Trust in 1991 – is dominated by birch and oak underplanted with hazel, holly and guelder rose. The site has a circular footpath that is accessible for all, passing two ponds hand-dug around the year 2000 and more recently re-profiled in 2016.
The woodland is flat and lies on a thin covering of peat, over sand. Alder and willow can be found in the wetter areas. The site’s western boundary (the length of the original boundary) has been planted up with native hedgerow species, which include hawthorn, blackthorn and guelder rose.