Region: South East
This new rural greenspace with elevated views across the wider landscape is being established on former arable farmland. Existing woodland copses and a network of native hedgerows are being enhanced with new native woodland, shrub and hedgerow planting, and new species-rich meadow is being created. The site creation works include a new car park, pathways, information boards and benches for visitors. Public access will be available from late Spring 2020.
Tongham Road, Runfold, Surrey, GU10 1PJ
Site size: 12 hectares
The site is currently not open to the public. (Full access is planned from late Spring 2020)
A car park is planned for 2020.
Bears Restaurant at The Packhouse is open 9am-5pm on weekdays, and 10am-5pm on weekends.
The site is free to use.
The land forms the slopes to the Hogs Back and is moderately steep in parts. (Access improvements are planned for 2020)
Well controlled dogs are welcome.
Walking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.
Within the former arable fields there are two woodland copses comprising ash, sycamore and cherry. Hawthorn, hazel, elder and ash are the main hedgerow species.
Ash Green Meadows, Wellesley Woodlands, Tice's Meadow, Runfold Wood, Hogs Back Brewery, North Downs Way
This Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) was established in 2020. The purpose of this and other SANGs is to avoid increased recreational pressure on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) from new residential development by providing alternative recreational areas that offer a similar experience to the SPA.
The land was formerly agricultural fields that came out of arable production in 2019. Following establishment of the SANG the site is being managed in accordance with a SANG management plan for the benefit of people and wildlife.
Management by the Land Trust will seek to enhance the biodiversity and recreational value of the new site for visitors.
To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Manager Steve Crosby .
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