The site is located 5 minutes walk from Maidenhead Railway Station, off Ludlow Road. The Gullet is a small (about 600m long) but valuable piece of woodland next to the main railway line in Maidenhead. It is a small strip of woodland along the railway containing a mixture of trees including oaks, beech and conifers on a chalky soil, along with flowering plants, scrub and rough grassland. The path edging the reserve is well used by commuters and school children, it is an important refuge for wildlife in the urban environment of Maidenhead. It was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1999.