Ashford Community Woodland

Introduction

Ashford Community Woodland

A woodland created around the Millennium on the outskirts of Ashford, with native tree plantations, large meadows and good views over Ashford to the downs.

Key habitats:
Recent plantation woodland, scrub, meadows

Ownership/management:
Ashford Borough Council

Size:
15 ha

Designations:
Local Nature Reserve, Local Wildlife Site

Facilities available at this site

  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Cafe
  • Disabled Access
  • Interpretation Panels

About the Site

The Ashford Community Woodland is a green space owned by Ashford Borough Council and managed by volunteers from the local community.

The site boasts nice 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 declining 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.

Visiting

By car

Visitor parking is available nearby at the Singleton Environment Centre, signposted off Cuckoo Lane, Ashford TN23 5LW.

By train

Nearest station, Ashford International (2.5 miles)

By bus

The ‘A line’ route runs close to the site (Cuckoo Lane).

By bike

National Cycle Route 18 runs right past the site.

 

 

Transport Links to this site

  • Bike
  • Train
  • Bus

Ashford Community Woodland Photo Gallery

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