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Graeme Hendrey Wood

A mixed deciduous woodland reserve located in an old sand quarry on the Lower Greensand ridge.

This mixed deciduous woodland reserve is located in an old sand quarry on the Lower Greensand ridge. The quarry operated until the last century providing sand for the upkeep of local roads. Extraction of the site has created long deep ridges, making an uneven topography in the wood.

The herbaceous ground flora is especially rich and in the deep hollows, where conditions are humid, liverworts, mosses and ferns are common; bird’s nest orchid can also be found in these damp shady hollows. The most outstanding feature of the site is the mass of bluebells that grow along the south-facing path – a sight not to be missed in spring.

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Rabies Heath Road
Map reference
TQ 346 503
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Best time to visit
Apr - Jun
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10.12 hectares
Regrettably there is no disabled access due to the uneven topography and the number of steep steps
Public car park to east of the site on Rabies Heath Road. Walk westwards from the car park and access through SWT gate
Dogs allowed
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Tel: 01483 795440