Priestclose Wood is an ancient woodland close to the centre of Prudhoe and contains varied deciduous woodland. A variety of birds are found in the reserve and the small pond is home to an assortment of amphibians.
The site consists of mainly oak, birch and rowan but ash, holly, willow and elder also occur. Management is ongoing to control non-native and invasive tree species such as sycamore, Norway maple and beech. There are patches of wood anemone and lesser celandine in early spring, followed by greater and wood stitchwort, wood sorrel and bluebells. Later, foxgloves provide colour on the woodland floor. A variety of birds are found in the reserve including jay, treecreeper, great-spotted woodpecker and redpoll. Foxes and deer also frequent the wood. The small pond is home to a variety of amphibians including all three species of British newts.