Visiting Perivale Wood

Tier 4 restrictions

After successfully reopening the reserve to members in October, we are sad to announce that, because of the escalating threat from Covid-19, we have had to suspend all activities for members in the reserve. When we can do so safely, we will restart Field meetings, Rangers and Conservation work parties, as well as the regular Open Days for members. Further announcements will be made on our Facebookand Twitterpages.


Perivale Wood is one of Britain’s oldest private nature reserves and a bird sanctuary since 1905. Keeping it safe and intact means that access is restricted to Society members but we have an Open Day each April and many natural history events for the public throughout the year.


If you would like to support Perivale Wood Local Nature Reserve and the work of the Selborne Society, then annual memberships are available from £10 per person, or £15 per couple for the year.

"Selborne is the secret, private parish inside each one of us."
― David Elliston Allen, The Naturalist in Britain