Chorleywood House Estate Local Nature Reserve
Open all year round, with free entry and parking, Chorleywood House Estate Local Nature Reserve, is a magnificent and tranquil County Wildlife Site spread over 68 hectares of formal parkland and important grassland, open meadows and woodland leading down to the banks of the River Chess. Chorleywood House Estate includes many interesting buildings that reflect the history of Chorleywood with fine examples of timber construction. The network of woodland includes ancient and secondary woodland with the ground flora supporting ancient woodland indicators. Coralroot bittercress, a protected species, can be found on site. In Dell Wood there are several sculptures to discover, from owls and foxes to butterflies and bears peeping out from the trees. Chorleywood House Estate offers several contrasting walks taking in the small formal garden, the wildflower areas, ancient woodland, picnic areas and more.