7.01 ha (17.32 acres)

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Explorer 161
OS Landranger 176

Designated as a Local Nature Reserve, these two woods are a fantastic addition to a countryside walk out from the city. On a clear day it provides fantastic views over London.


  • Parking nearby
  • Public access
  • Autumn colour
  • Broadleaved woodland
Dedication bench at Watkins Wood

Dedicate at this wood

This wood is one of more than 50 across the UK where it's possible to dedicate trees, benches or larger areas of woodland. Mark a special occasion or celebrate the life of a loved one with a meaningful gesture that lasts. 

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Ruffett & Big Wood Management Plan

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