Whitleigh Wood is located in the north of Plymouth between the residential districts of Whitleigh, Southway and Tamerton Foliot. The reserve is predominantly ancient woodland and covers 20 hectares and is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust. The site contains a number of habitats including ancient woodland, wet woodland, plantations, meadows and is also a County Wildlife Site.
There's a network of footpaths and rides across the site which continue into the adjacent Cann Wood. The site is easily accessible by public transport with bus stops at Tamerton Foliot Road at the eastern end of the reserve.
For more detailed information on the access and the management visit the Woodland Trust website.