Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods

Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods

Harwood Road
Horsham
Tel: (01403) 731218 / 256890
Email: leisure@horsham.gov.uk
Location: to the East of Horsham off the Harwood Road (B2195) Open: At all times

Admission: Free

Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods near Horsham are open all year and are free to enter.  They are particularly notable for their contrasting wildlife.

Leechpool is an ancient woodland covering 53 acres and includes Oak, Ash, Hazel, Hawthorn, Holly, Blackthorn, Sweet Chestnut and Scots Pine.

Owlbeech consists of 55 acres of remnant heathland which is being encouraged back to its former glory, supporting a rare selection of flora and fauna.

Newsflash - Llamas Now at Owlbeech Woods!
Two of these beautiful South American animals have now taken up residence at Owlbeech Woods. The llamas are both four years old and are here to look after the important grazing required in 2012.

Sculpture Trail
A sculpture trail was created through the site in 2010, designed to enhance the beautiful countryside site, celebrate its wide range of wildlife and increase visitor enjoyment. The trail includes huge willow sculptures of a dragonfly, squirrel, adder and butterflies. The sculpture trail was funded through the Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme which is enabling people to reconnect with their local landscape, access and enjoy it, understand its unique heritage, take part in caring for it and leave a legacy for future generations.

A guide to the trail can be downloaded via the link below.

Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods Sculpture Trail

Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods Sculpture Trail (385.01 Kb)