Along the Mole Gap Trail…
An ancient woodland ecosystem
Norbury Park forms part of a wider Special Areas of Conservation, denoting an area that is of international importance for nature conservation. Rare habitats can be found along this part of the trail. On the steep slopes to your right is Druids Grove with its ancient yew trees. Ancient woodland has developed over hundreds of years to form a complex ecosystem of organisms that cannot be recreated. The yew woodland on this section of the North Downs, together with extensive Box woodland, is a rare habitat found in very few other places and nowhere is it as extensive as here.