GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Leechpool Woods

2 miles (3.2 km)

A woodland walk through Leechpool Woods and Owlbeech Woods in Horsham. The woodland is mixed and includes many mature broadleaved deciduous trees in the Leechpool area. Facilities include a car park, information board, metalled path circuit and a permanent orienteering course. It's also a very popular area for dog walkers.
The walk starts from the Leechpool Woods car park off Harwood Road on the eastern fringe of the town. From here you can pick up trails heading north east toward Owlbeech Woods. Leechpool is characterised by mixed woodland while Owlbeech by heathland where you can see hebridean sheep, cattle and llamas grazing at certain times of the year. It's a nice area for walkers with several waymarked paths to try, including a sculpture trail representing the wildlife you can see in the woods. Look out for various butterflies and birds such assiskins and woodlarks as you make your way along the trails. You can also see lots of pretty bluebells in the spring months.
This walk uses part of the Horsham Riverside Walk which is a great way to extend your exercise if you have time.


RH13 5UG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Leechpool Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Leechpool Woods, Horsham, West Sussex - - 27015

Leechpool Woods, entrance

Owlbeech Woods, Horsham, West Sussex - - 59871

Owlbeech Woods. The part shown is a coniferous plantation

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