South Wood LNR
Designated site name: South Wood LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  
County: KENT Natural England Area Team: Sussex and Kent (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 26/10/1992 Declaring Authority: Medway Council
Area (Ha): 6.63 Grid Reference: TQ 788 639
Owned By:  Medway Council Managed By:  Medway Council
Location: Lamplighters close/Cobblestones, ME7
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Lamplighters Close/Cobblestones off Barncroft Drive off Hempstead Road. Sited between Hempstead Road and Capstone Road, Gillingham.
Train: Rainham (Kent)

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: Is one of the richest remaining woodland areas in Medway. It was worked for centuries for timber but is now managed as a nature reserve. The wood is particularly important as it contains a population of dormice, which are rare throughout Britain and Europe.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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