R4. Walk the length of Pool Grove to emerge in a clearing, Linden Glade.

Along the length of Pool Grove look for more wild flowers and many trees starting to come into leaf.

As you emerge into Linden Glade ahead of you across the grass is a large Holly. To its left are two Corsican Pines which with red developing cones. 

The name Linden Glade comes from the 6 Lime (or Linden) trees that form an arc around the rock pile. The old pond here disappeared when vandalism and cost caused the water to be turned off. In 2016 FSW restored the pond by digging out the silt and reproofing the surface. We hope that it will be a source of water for wildlife and a feature of interest for many years to come. Behind the Limes are two very tall Larch trees. You may be lucky enough to spot or hear a Tawny Owl, as there is a roost a little further into the wood behind the glade.

Beside the pool there is a patch of Periwinkles and in front of it many Wild Strawberries with tiny white flowers and a few Primroses.


Turn right past the Memorial to Col. H.S. Wood and continue along West Gorse to the T junction. 

About half way along West Gorse you will see a deep crater to your right. There are several of these throughout the wood, believed to be the result of WWII bombs which were jettisoned over the wood.

Look carefully at the white flowers by the path. Many are Anemones but there are also a few Wood Sorrel, distinguished by their trefoil leaves and more rounded petals. You may also spot Hairy Bittercress with very tiny white flowers in clusters.

At the end of West Gorse turn right along Farleigh Border.

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