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The Wood and Richard Jefferies Bird Sanctuary

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Inspiring without being flashy

If you just need a mental re-set, a bit of quiet time, a bonding with nature... this unexplored... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Quiet , peaceful spot

Nice little piece of Nature in the heart of Surbiton . Don't expect anything amazing but if you are... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
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Oak Hill, Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames, England
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

If you just need a mental re-set, a bit of quiet time, a bonding with nature... this unexplored little park on the doorstep of Surbiton town centre is the place. Peaceful, with a wonderful earthy smell all around, it's a sanctuary in every sense -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed March 13, 2017

A new information sign about Richard Jefferies welcomes visitors to this small wildlife sanctuary. Unfortunately inconsiderate dog owners let their dogs foul the grass areas and make no attempt to pick up even though two bins are provided. The park also attracts teenagers who constantly...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

I live next to the wood and take our dog there every day. He loves it whatever time of year it is. Its very quiet and more times than not you will be on your own when you visit. Its Surbiton best kept secret so...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Nice little piece of Nature in the heart of Surbiton . Don't expect anything amazing but if you are passing it is worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed June 20, 2016

A lovely little spot to take the children for a walk in the woods without having to hit the road. Plenty of squirrels to keep them entertained and trees to provide sticks whilst exploring and playing games. My only gripe is the amount of dog...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed May 15, 2016

I must have walked past this garden hundreds of times and I never realised that it's open for the public! Only recently I spotted one of the gates open and decided to venture - what a treat! The place is tranquil, lots of trees and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

Great place for playing war and hide and seek. The park is just big enough to hide and lay in ambush, but not too big to completely lose the enemy. Well that's what I did when I was 12. 40 years later in life it's...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

A haven of peace and tranquillity in the centre of Surbiton. Lovely. Make more use of it. Nice for a quick stroll and picnic in the Summer. Or just a leg stretch anytime. Natural but cared for. Let's keep loving it!

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank chrisf536
Reviewed September 5, 2015

The Wood is a pretty and peaceful little park in the heart of Surbiton, just a short walk from the train station. There's a lawned area ideal for picnics, and a circular walk around the perimeter. There are also lots of blackberries ripe for picking...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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