Region: South East
This open rural site is currently being created on former agricultural grazing land which rises to a knoll in the middle of the site, offering fine views over the surrounding countryside. Access is currently via Public Rights of Way only. Open access will be available in Summer 2020.
Frog Grove Lane, Wood Street, Guilford, Surrey, GU3 3EZ
Site size: 20 hectares
Open via Public Rights of Way only. (Full access is planned for Summer 2020)
A car park is planned for 2020.
The White Hart in Wood Street Village is open daily from midday and is nearby.
The site is free to use.
The land rises to a central knoll and is moderately steep in parts. A surfaced footpath provides good circular access.
Well controlled dogs welcome.
Walking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.
Hedgerow species include ash, hawthorn, blackthorn, English elm, elder, hazel, holly and guelder rose. There are several mature trees including oak, ash, lime, sycamore and horse chestnut and the sites’ Southern boundary is bordered by broadleaved woodland.
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The site contact for our Wood Street Knoll space is Edward Knowles Tel: 07392 277583
This space is managed by the Land Trust.
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 recreation areas that offer a similar experience to the SPA.
The land formerly comprised heavily grazed improved grassland and less intensively grazed semi-improved grassland. 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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