Thrift Wood Nature Reserve

Tree creeper - John Bridges

John Bridges 

Thrift Wood Nature Reserve

Listen out for the drumming of woodpeckers, the singing trills of the nightingale and warblers and even the sounds of wood ant colonies scuttling along.


Thrift Wood Nature Reserve

OS Map Reference

A static map of Thrift Wood Nature Reserve

Know before you go

19 hectares

Parking information

No parking

Walking trails

Lots of circular paths around the woodland 


Well surfaced tracks through the woodland. Please note the unsurfaced paths and bridleway can be muddy. 


Under effective control
Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Accessible at all times

Best time to visit


About the reserve

A beautiful woodland rife with singing birds and spring flowers. In autumn it's a fantastic place to enjoy the autumn colours. 

Coppicing has been reintroduced to this reserve which has seen an increase in both resident and summer migrant birds and flowers that fill the woodland floor, including st john’s wort, heath wood-rush and pale and pill sedges.

The raised bog is thought to have formed many years ago from clay-digging for brickmaking and now it is a wonderful habitat for an array of invertebrates.

Environmental designation

Ancient Woodland
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)