A NWT Reserve of ancient damp woodland coppiced in rotation. An adjacent field was acquired in 2020 and will be restored to expand the site to 130 hectares.
Birds Generally best in spring for birds with Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler and Blackcap likely. Also Whitethroat in the clearer zones. It has woodland species such as Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay and Treecreeper. Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard are likely and Redpoll possible in winter.
Other wildlife There is a fine display of Bluebells in spring and in summer it is a good site for butterflies including Purple Hairstreak, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and, if you are lucky, Purple Emperor.
Access Access is from the A1067 by following the NWT sign at Foxley village to the car park on the West side of the wood. Footpaths are well marked but can be muddy. No amenities.