SURREY WILDLIFE TRUST

NOWER WOOD EDUCATIONAL NATURE RESERVE

This information is provided by the webmaster as a service and is not part of the SWT website see link below

Mill Way,
Leatherhead,
Surrey,
KT22 8QA
Telephone 01372 379509.
Fax 01372 363964
E Mail nowerwood@surreywt.org.uk

www.surreywildlifetrust.co.uk

Fun and Games in
 the Wood

Nower Wood is the headquarters of the Surrey Wildlife Trust Education department and provides environmental education for schoolchildren from first school up to A levels. Courses in specific subjects are also put on for adults along with themed open days and fun days for children in the school holidays.
Exploring Nower Wood is approximately 80 acres of ancient woodland sitting on a clay cap at the head of a dry valley and is adjoined by a further 25 acres belonging to the National Trust. The wood is mentioned in the Doomsday Survey and the core of the wood has remained as woodland since then and consists mainly of Oak and Sweet Chestnut with Hazel coppice in places.
Pond Dipping

The wood was purchased in 1970 and a wooden building was erected in 1972 to act as a classroom and a teacher warden was appointed to both teach and look after the wood. Since then the facilities have been vastly improved and there are now two classrooms and office facilities for the permanent, seasonal staff and volunteers. Great thought has been put in to the design of the buildings and facilities to provide an environmentally friendly operation. Heating is provided by a wood fired boiler which circulates hot water through a conventional heating system. The toilets use grey water for flushing and the washing water is heated by solar energy backed up by electricity from the mains.

The trust is always looking for volunteers to help with teaching, conservation work in the wood and many other tasks.

Why not join the Surrey Wildlife Trust and help conserve the environment in Surrey?

For details contact Nower Wood or Head Office 01483 795440

E Mail info@surreywt.org.uk

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Peter Denyer, Headley Village Website 2006