Deer's Leap Wood

Tree reflected in pool at Deer's Leap wood

Credit: @WTBBC

Discover the surprising variety of wildlife hidden in this natural haven on a historic brewery site.


Roebuck Road / Arden Grange, off A4040 City Road
B16 0QG
A static map of Deer's Leap Wood

Know before you go

2 hectares

Entry fee

No entry fee though there may be a charge for educational activities

Parking information

Park on Roebuck Rd, this is a residential area so please park considerately

Bicycle parking

No formal bikeparking

Walking trails

Walking trail through reserve


Some parts of the reserve are accessible by wheelchair, please call our office to discuss if you are concerned before you set out.


Guide dogs only

When to visit

Opening times

Public open space

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

Deer's Leap Wood is a wonderful mix of informal woodland, pond, boundary brook and meadow areas which have been formally designated as a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation (SLINC). The woodland element has also been safeguarded by being included within a group Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

This small urban site contains a wonderful mix of informal woodland, ponds, boundary brook and meadow areas, and is a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation (SLINC).  The Wood can be traced back to Medieval times when both it and the surrounding area formed part of the large Rotton Park estate, characterised by woods and meadows. Shireland Brook, which flows along the site’s northern boundary, historically formed the county boundary between Staffordshire and Warwickshire. More recently the site became synonymous with the world famous Mitchells & Butlers (M & B) Brewery which adopted the ‘Leaping Deer’ as its company motif for over 100 years.

Contact us

Alison Wilkes

Location map

Volunteers are crucial to looking after this site, please join us!

Credit: Philip Precey