Designated as a Site of Nature Conservation Importance, this 247-acre Local Nature Reserve with its two lakes, Earlswood Common and golf course is a pleasant place to stop and unwind for a while. Surrounded by alders and graceful willow trees, the Lower Lake dates back to the 14th century, and the Upper Lake is what remains of clay workings from the local brick-making era in the 19th century.
A variety of birds can be seen on the peaceful lakes, including elegant swans, diving cormorants and tufted ducks, territorial coots, shy moorhens, familiar mallards and less familiar winter-visiting waterfowl in the colder months.
The open space of the Common stretches beyond the Lakes, giving fine views across the surrounding area on a clear day.
You can get off the bus at the Earlswood Lakes bus stop to explore and relax in the open spaces of the Reserve.
Getting to Earlswood Common