Ashford Community Woodland LNR
Designated site name: Ashford Community Woodland 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: 26/06/2013 Declaring Authority: Ashford Borough Council
Area (Ha): 13.79 Grid Reference: TQ 984 412
Owned By:  Ashford Borough Council Managed By:  Ashford Borough Council and the Ashford Community Woodland group
Location: off Singleton Hill, Ashford
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)

The site is within easy walking distance of the A line bus which runs several times an hour from Ashford town centre to the top of Singleton Hill. The site is also accessible by bike by using the National Cycle Route 18 from the town centre.

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: The Reserve consists of semi natural broadleaf woodland planted as shelterbelt in 1985, new woodland planting in 2000 to 2004, planted and naturally established mixed scrub and lowland meadow areas. The site boasts stunning views of Ashford and the distant downs. It consists of mixed broad-leaved woodland, large areas of recently planted community woodland and rough grassland.
The community woodland is home for a number of birds including endangered species such as skylarks and yellowhammers. Look out for other animals like common lizards and dragonflies that enjoy the meadows and woodland edges. Many species of butterfly can also be seen here including marbled white, speckled wood, small skipper and comma.

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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