'Relic' wood pasture, veteran trees and nationally rare acid grassland make up this site squeezed between major roads, railway lines, and the rapid urban development of Ashford.

Location

Ashford
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A static map of Ashford Warren & Hoads Wood

Know before you go

Size
35 hectares

Grazing animals

Seasonal grazing with cattle and/or Konik horses

Walking trails

An all-weather path runs along the bottom edge of the reserve.
Path leading from Car Park to main pond, with compacted gravel path/ sand. (300m)
There are kissing gates with one RADAR kissing gate.
All other routes have sections of steep inclines, steps and uneven surfaces.

Access

Wheelchair accessible.
Car park on slope and uneven surface.
Path leading from Car Park to main pond, with compacted gravel path/ sand. (300m) Kissing gates, with one RADAR kissing gate

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times.

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

Kent Wildlilfe Trust is working with the owners, Ashford Borough Council for the long-term future of this nature reserve for wildlife assured.
 
Many of the important habitats on this site have declined thorough the spread of alien species such as sycamore and sweet chestnut, and the area has been squeezed between major roads, railway lines, and the rapid urban development of Ashford.

There are, however, some important habitats that have survived, such as 'relic' wood pasture, veteran trees, nationally rare acid grassland supporting a range of tiny insects and flowering plants; wet pools and swamps - home to grass snake, great crested newts, and the spectacular water violet.

Contact us

Ian Rickards
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)