Sadler’s Wood and the surrounding open space lies at the eastern side of the market town of North Walsham. The Wood is predominantly a plantation of Scots Pine dating back to the 1950s but it also contains some veteran oak, sweet chestnut and hornbeam trees. In spring the woodland floor is covered in a carpet of bluebells which is spectacular. Current conservation management practices encourage the spread of this beautiful flower which helps feed many insect species. The surrounding area consists of part amenity grassland for informal games and part more natural grassland where native flora is encouraged. There are some sculptures dotted throughout the area which have been produced by local artists and a play area which is well used.
The woodlands are abundant with butterflies, mini beasts and flowers throughout the spring and summer months. Habitat piles create perfect homes for many species of mini beasts, which help introduce families to wildlife on event days and an adventure style play area has been provided which is proving most popular with local children. Sadler’s Wood is perfect for dog walks, nature rambles and adventures and achieved its Green Flag in 2012 meaning that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. The site is managed by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) and the Rangers undertake regular safety inspections and litter patrols, bins and dog bins are provided.