St Leonards – Church Wood 1.3m

A charming woodland nature reserve wrapped around a very pretty church. This route incudes a bit of path on the outside for contrast.

Woodland footpaths can often be quite uneven in places with tree roots, and there are some slightly steep steps at the bottom; could get muddy in winter.

Parking: free on site car park. Public transport: nearby bus stops.

Health walk: if you’d like to join a weekly group walk around this area, meet us in the nature reserve car park on Friday mornings just before 10.30. It’s a one hour walk led by trained community volunteers – completely free to take part and no need to book, just pop along.

Walked, checked, measured and photographed: July 2020; additional pics April 2022/Dec 2022.
Click on a photo to enlarge and scroll through gallery view. Photos in no particular order, they are for inspiration only, and remember that things could change, especially depending on seasons/weather.
To follow an interactive map on your phone, install the free Map my Walk app and see our “How to” page. If you are following on your phone, remember that signal can be patchy in rural areas or dense woodland, we strongly recommend a printed map or screenshot backup.