Plan your visit
Nature reserve: open at all times for pedestrian access only.
Car park: open at weekends and Bank Holidays from April-September, 10am-4pm only. Closed outside of these days and times.
Car park fully closed throughout the autumn and winter.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Car park is closed
Guided walks is closed
How to get here
Gloucester is the nearest train station. A four mile walk on a public footpath via Over and Highnam avoids roads.
The bus stop is Highnam Woods. From Gloucester, take the number 33 or 24 (Monday-Saturday), or 325 (Sunday only) Call Traveline on 0871 2002233 for further information.
Gloucester. A Sustrans route passing close to the reserve is proposed. National Cycle route 42 goes to Highnam Village.
Please note parking is only available for events and for groups by prior arrangement with reserve staff. Situated 3.75 miles (6 km) west of Gloucester. Take the A40 west from Gloucester signposted to Ross. Proceed along A40 for 1.25 miles, go straight on at the roundabout and continue towards Ross for 0.6 mile. The reserve is on the right. Nearest postcode: GL2 8AA
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Group booking information
Groups welcome for guided or self guided visits, please contact reserve staff for more information.
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Contact Highnam Woods
- RSPB Highnam Woods, A40, Highnam, GL2 8AA
- 01594 562852