Snailslynch Wood

A small but important space…

Situated beside the North Downs Way in a triangle of land between the A31 and Snailslynch, 1.53 hectares of flood plain beside the River Wey provides a small but valuable natural habitat for vegetation and wildlife on the outskirts of Farnham.

Why should we care?

The land is currently available for purchase and preservation as a natural habitat. Unfortunately its limited access and susceptibility to flooding are no guarantee that it will not eventually be acquired for development if Snailslynch Wood Community Project do not acquire it. If so, yet another valuable natural habitat in our area will be lost for good.

As an example of the diversity of wildlife that this site supports, the following birds may be seen on or over it depending on the season: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Dunnock, Wren, Nuthatch, Tree Creeper, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Moorhen Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, Wood Pigeon, Dove, Carrion Crow, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Gret Wagtail, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl

We have until the 31st October 2023 to raise £60,000 to complete the purchase of this site. We have received £47,000 in donations to date, which gift aid will increase to £58,750, so we have very nearly achieved our target!

What can be done?

Snailslynch Wood Community Project has been set up to enable this site to be purchased and preserved as a natural habitat.

How can I help?

The project provides an opportunity to demonstrate care for our surroundings and will help to preserve the natural diversity of this area of land. Registering your interest will help us to raise awareness and funding for the project.

You can also donate by logging in to our JustGiving site:

Taking Control

“The fact is that no species has ever had such wholesale control over everything on earth, living or dead, as we now have. That lays upon us, whether we like it or not, an awesome responsibility. In our hands now lies not only our own future, but that of all other living creatures with whom we share the earth.”
― David Attenborough,
Life on Earth

Snailslynch Wood

The site boundaries are shown in red