Sandylay and Moat Woods Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationParking for 2 cars off Mill lane on wide grass verge, then walk down a public footpath (271 meters)
Circular paths around the reserve
Un-surfaced with gentle slopes, muddy at times
When to visit
Opening timesAccessible at all times
Best time to visitSpring
About the reserve
Stand back and admire the very old and large lime tree in the middle of Sandylay Wood whilst in spring and early summer the woodland floor is home to a variety of colourful flowering plants.
Wood Anemones pop up along the small stream whilst primroses line the pathways and rides. Other species to look out for include Sweet Violet, Early Purple Orchid and Twayblade. Stinking Iris plants are found here, which at certain times of year are said to have a faint smell of roast beef.
Work has been undertaken to replace the confider plantations with native broadleaved trees to benefit wildlife.