Facilities at Highnam Woods

Full facilities information

We have no visitor centre here.

Thanks to the support of volunteers, our car park is open at weekends and Bank Holidays from April-September, 10am-4pm only. It is closed outside of these days and times.

From October-March our car park is closed and locked at all times.

It can be opened for pre-arranged group visits, please get in touch. 

  • 20 spaces
  • No lighting.
  • No height restrictions. 

Nearest public toilets are in Gloucester, 4 miles (6 km) away. 

Nearest accessible facilities are in Gloucester, 4 miles (6 km) away. 


Nearest refreshments, including hot food, at Over Farm Market, 2.2 miles from the reserve.

We don’t have a shop here.

However, all our great RSPB products including our premium bird food and feeders, nestboxes and wildlife homes, our range of binoculars and telescopes and a variety of nature-inspired gifts, can be purchased from our online shop.

Nearest baby-changing facilities are in Gloucester, 4 miles (6 km) away. 

You are welcome to bring a picnic with you to enjoy on your visit. 

There are no picnic tables, but there are benches near to the car park for use.

Help keep this place safe and special for wildlife and people by taking your litter home with you.

BBQs are a fire risk, endangering other people and the precious wildlife and habitats here. They are not permitted on the reserve at any time.

Our guided walks are currently closed.

Our small hide can be found 150m from car park.

  • 1.5 miles (2.5 km) circular trail way-marked from car park.
  • Public footpath between Highnam and Bulley villages runs through reserve.