Bunny Old Wood (West)
Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Parking informationThere is limited parking available to the right of the main gates. Please keep the gates clear.
A waymarked route of numbered posts has been developed and a separate trail guide is available from the dispenser at the car park
Access to the reserve is open at all times. There are various routes around the reserve and visitors are advised to keep to the marked tracks. Contact the Trust for more information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSeasonal highlights include bluebells in spring, and wood anemones and butterflies in Summer
About the reserve
Bunny Wood is referred to in the Domesday Book and was probably used by Saxon settlers as a source of wood. In 1487, Henry VII and his army camped nearby on their way to the Battle of East Stoke. Coppiced ash is very common here and field maple is widespread. Great and lesser spotted woodpeckers are amongst the 50 bird species recorded.