Binstead Wood is a small woodland on the edge of the Binstead housing estate
How to get there
On foot/By bike – Public footpath R112 leads through the woods from Hillrise Avenue to Play Lane. There are currently no cycle racks.
By bus – Hillrise Avenue stop (Route 37) is adjacent to the site entrance. (Bus Timetables)
By Car – On street parking is available on Hillrise and surrounding streets. Please park considerately. Approximate code for your sat nav is PO33 3UH.
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Paths through the site are unsurfaced and can be muddy particularly during the winter months. There are no internal gates or stiles. There is one bench.
There are no nearby public toilets. The nearest toilets are in the town of Ryde.
We will be updating our Site Access Statements during 2022. Please watch this space.
What to look out for
The site has some impressive oak trees. Look out for squirrels and signs of dormice. Binstead Stream meanders through.
Managing the site
The site requires regular treework. Binstead Wood has been badly affected by Ash dieback and we will need to remove a number of trees next winter.
There are various ways you can help improve and maintain our sites. We rely on volunteers to help with many tasks on our sites and also need people who are happy to regular visit the site be our “eyes and ears”, this means we can respond much quicker to issues. Our shop raises money to support our work and needs a team of volunteers. Or maybe you would like to help us with events. Find out more here.
You can also help by becoming one of our regular supporters. Even giving a few pounds each month can make a real difference, with your donation being invested into site management and improvement work to benefit site visitors and look after our precious wildlife. Sign up here.