Deer's Leap Wood
Know before you go
Entry feeNo entry fee though there may be a charge for educational activities
Parking informationPark on Roebuck Rd, this is a residential area so please park considerately
Bicycle parkingNo formal bikeparking
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.
When to visit
Opening timesPublic open space
Best time to visitAll 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.