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Leechpool and Owlbeech woods

Colourful pink wildflowers at Leechpool Woods

Signposted walking trails criss-cross the beautiful woodland and heathland

Horsham District’s parks and countryside sites are vitally important at this time. However, social distancing, as set out by the Government, remains absolutely crucial. All car parks for the woods are now open.
For full information, please visit our Coronavirus: Parks, leisure and venues webpage
Baordwalk Replacement Work - From Monday 15 June (for three weeks)
Please be aware the boardwalk from Leechpool Woods to Hampers Lane will be closed from Mon 15 June for three weeks while the entire section is replaced. This is essential health and safety work and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
An alternative walking route is shown below.
Leechpool Woods Alternative Route

Leechpool Woods is a 53-acre site of ancient woodland. There are five signposted walking trails that cover different habitats, including a sculpture trail. Owlbeech Woods is restored heathland that supports a rare selection of flora and fauna. Admission to both sites is free and they are open all year round.

Parking

Leechpool Woods car park is off Harwood Road and is free. Free parking is also available next to South Holmes Play Area.

Grazing Animals

As part of our on-going land management strategy, please be aware that grazing animals are used in Owlbeech Woods. These include cattle, sheep and domestic horses. They help to create and maintain the woodland habitats.

In order to assist our countryside team with this work,the Middle Heath is now closed and will remain so until 30th September.

We would ask all our visitors not to feed or touch these animals.
In the event of an emergency or animal welfare issue, please contact 01403 256890 (office hours) or 01403 215100 (out of hours).

Volunteer at Leechpool woods

Horsham Green Gym is a nature conservation group run by volunteers with support from Horsham District Council. The groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at parks and open spaces around the district, including Leechpool and Owlbeech woods.

Join Horsham Green Gym

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