Fence Wood and its adjoining area to the north of the Marlston Road is a large block of commercial woodland, with hardwood and softwood plantations of varying ages. The area is well served with footpaths, bridleways and permitted paths.
Small car parking areas are to be found on the Marlston Road and Slanting Hill. Visitors are recommended to have Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map 157.
Woodland birds to be found here include all three species of Woodpecker, although the Lesser-spotted is very scarce now. Buzzard, Tawny Owl and Woodcock occur, also Marsh Tit, but perhaps no longer any Willow Tit which were formerly to be found here. Crossbills have been seen frequently in the larch plantation.
Grid Reference: SU5171