Runfold Ridge

Region: South East

This sloping rural green space was established in 2020 on former arable farmland. Fine elevated views across the wider landscape, existing woodland copses and native hedgerows, new native woodland, shrub and hedgerow planting, and a new species-rich meadow make this an attractive new site for local people and wildlife.

Location

Tongham Road, Runfold, Surrey, GU10 1PJ

Site size: 12 hectares

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

The site is currently not open to the public. (Full access is planned from late Spring 2020)

Car Parking

A car park is planned for 2020.

Toilets


(click here to find the nearest public toilets)

Café

Bears Restaurant at The Packhouse is open 9am-5pm on weekdays, and 10am-5pm on weekends.

Entrance cost

The site is free to use.

Accessibility

The land forms the slopes to the Hogs Back and is moderately steep in parts. There are no surfaced paths.

Dogs

Well controlled dogs are welcome.

Things to do

Walking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.

Conservation, Wildlife, Flora, Fauna

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.

Other nearby attractions

Ash Green Meadows, Wellesley Woodlands, Tice's Meadow, Runfold Wood, Hogs Back Brewery, North Downs Way

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Runfold Ridge Contact


The site contact for our Runfold Ridge space is Stuart Croft Tel: 01252 331 353

This space is managed in partnership with Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership

History

This Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) was established in 2020. The purpose of this and other local 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.

Development

Management by the Land Trust will seek to enhance the biodiversity and recreational value of the new site for visitors.

Land Trust Contact

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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