Wood lies just north of the Southwold-to-Wangford road and is owned
by the Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. It has been there since at least 1600 and has
an ancient boundary bank and ditch which can be seen from the access
lane, which itself has very old hedges.
A regime of coppicing
the hazel, ash and hornbeam
has been restored on a rotational basis in the wood, mainly using
volunteers. In the early years, after the trees have been cut back,
spring sunshine can reach the woodland floor and this stimulates
a wonderful display of early flowers such as bluebells,
primroses and early purple orchids.
There are also two ponds near the centre of the wood which add to
the diversity. Access is open to everyone, provided dogs are kept
hedges border the lane leading to Reydon Wood.
Coppice stools a few years after cutting back, showing spring flowers.
early Purple Orchid is a common sight
carpet of bluebells for which Reydon Wood is famed
working party of volunteers