Captain's Wood has passed through the hands of various bishops, noblemen and moneyed families over the past 1000 years
Step into Captains Wood and you step back one hundred years or more into a woodland habitat of ancient trees and wild flowers where deer roam freely, barn owls hunt the clearings and seven species of bat feed amongst the trees. In Spring, Captain’s Wood exhibits one of the most astonishing displays of bluebells to be found anywhere in Suffolk.
The woodland habitat varies from mostly open woodland with oak and birch to a large stand of almost pure hazel, clumps of mature Scots pine and lines of planted sweet chestnut. Veteran oak trees are found throughout much of the woodland, supporting several species of fungi and invertebrates which are dependent on the slowly rotting heartwood, notably oak polypore that is only known from six other sites in Britain.
Please note dogs are not permitted at Captain's Wood - peace and sense of place are paramount at this reserve and the fallow deer herds in the area are best left undisturbed.