The site is semi-natural woodland of oak, ash and cherry, which goes back to at least 1600. It is a remnant of a much larger wood known in the nineteenth century as Longspring and Leggatts Wood, and was grazed by livestock. Birds include great-spotted woodpecker, treecreeper and nuthatch, and there mammals such as muntjac deer and pipistrelle bats.
There is access from Leggatts Way and The Harebreaks.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Harebreaks Wood.|
- "Harebreaks Wood". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- "Map of Harebreaks Wood". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- "Harebreaks Wood". Watford Borough Council. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- "Home page". Friends of Harebreaks Wood. Retrieved 2 April 2015.