A peaceful mixed woodland of great variety with streams and an open heathy area
|Close to the Kent border and in the heart of
the rural countryside, this reserve is found in one of the quietest and
most wooded parts of Sussex. Much of the surrounding land is Forestry Commission
owned plantations of conifers, but Flatropers Wood offers an oasis of variety.
What you can see
Spring woodland flowers, woodpeckers, tiger beetle, palmate newt, wood
club-rush and a variety of trees
Access to this reserve is from Bixley Lane, a small unsurfaced road which joins the A268 on a fairly sharp bend two kilometres west of Peasmarsh. There are one or two lay-bys on which to park in the lane. There are gates at the entrance, and the many paths throughout the wood are fairly flat and mostly dry.
green tiger beetle by Karen Nichols
Nearby SWT reserves