Know before you go
Parking informationLimited parking at the start of the track that leads to the reserve. Please park considerately.
Way marked trail guides a way through the wet mire and woodland.
Paths are narrow, wet and rough. This site can be hard to find. Way marked trail guides a way through the wet mire and woodland.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to November
About the reserve
Hawkswood manages to pack a lot into its four hectares. Allow 45 minutes to discover this rich woodland, looking out for the great variety of fungi which thrives here.
This reserve is a mix of heathland, grassland and woodland. Its wildlife is diverse too with dragonflies, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals all being regularly spotted here.
How to get to Hawkswood
First for fungi
Butterflies and fungi are Hawkswood's stars. Purple hairstreak, green hairstreak, pearl bordered fritillary and marbled white butterflies have all been recorded, along with more than 300 kinds of fungi.
Signs along the trackway approach to the nature reserve indicate that visitors have no right of way. This is incorrect, you are permitted to use this track to access the nature reserve.