44.56 ha (110.11 acres)

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Explorer 124
OS Landranger 199

A typical High Weald ancient woodland with spectacular wood anemone and bluebell displays in spring. A small stream known as Lady Brook flows along the site's western boundary.

The wood has two public footpaths and a good network of rides and paths. In 2013 the wood was awarded funding from SITA Trust through the Landfill Communities Fund towards key management works. The grant contributed to the annual ride-side coppicing programme which is helping to create a more diverse woodland which will benefit a wide range of wildlife.




  • Parking at site
  • Public access
  • Spring flowers
  • Broadleaved woodland
Early purple orchid with blurred background

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Guestling Wood Management Plan

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