A picturesque circular for the whole family
Steeped in history
Draynes Wood, which features in the Domesday Book commissioned by William I in 1085, means it truly is an ancient woodland fit for the setting of any fanciful fairytale. The area is now a National Nature Reserve managed by English Nature and has also been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) on account of its woodland flora.
In the springtime you will see a carpet of bluebells as well as wood anemone, the floral marker of any ancient woodland. The reserve is also home to over 120 species of moss and 50 species of lichens.