Shire Lane, Farnborough, BR6 7JH
This Local Nature Reserve offers 250 acres of woodland and meadow to explore alongside a 150-acre golf course. Together these form the High Elms Estate, originally the country home of the Lubbock family.
The estate is 15 miles from central London, located on the ridge of the North Downs on the rim of the Thames basin. Visitors to the estate can enjoy the formal gardens, café, woodlands and chalk grassland.
The site boasts being home to The BEECHE (Bromley Environmental Education Centre at High Elms) which is a sustainable education and visitor centre situated in a wildlife garden adjacent to the café and contains two large multi-functional rooms for use by community groups, local businesses and schools. This is normally open to school groups 10am-4pm on weekdays and the visitors centre opens 11am-4pm on weekends.
High Elms is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Local Nature Reserve, enjoying the support of local environmental groups as well as the Friends of High Elms, Natural England and the Forestry Commission. The chalk meadows and woodlands support a variety of wildlife including species that are rare in London and the UK.
Please keep your dog on a lead and stay on the paths whilst in the Nature Reserve. An endangered species hibernates here close to the ground in winter and our woodlands and meadows contain endangered and vulnerable plants at risk of being trampled.
• There are two car parks, both off High Elms Road main car park (Sat Nav coordinates: N51.35238 E0.07449;) Cuckoo Wood (N51.34316 E0.06611). There is also additional parking at the High Elms Golf Club nearby.
• Public toilets
• BEECHE and Green Roof Cafe
• Environmental Education Service
• High Elms Trail (Leaflet available at BEECHE)
High Elms Audio Trail (aimed at 11 -16 years) Trampers – all terrain wheelchairs for use at High Elms. Available Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.