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Ashford Community Woodland is tucked away at the far end of a new housing estate on Singleton Hill. Created as a millennium celebration project, the site consists of a band of mixed broad-leaved woodland, and large areas of recently planted community woodland and rough grassland. A welcome panel provides visitors with information about the woodland and identifies pathways around it. Wooden sculptures provide interest along the way. These sculptures are all linked –look through a hole in one and you will see another in the distance. The woodland is home for a number of butterflies and birds including skylarks and yellowhammers. To avoid disturbing ground nesting birds dogs must be kept on a lead between April and September. A regional cycling route (18) and a long-distance walking route, the Greensand Way, both go past the woodland. A bridleway runs along the western edge of the woodland on the northern side of Singleton Hill. The Singleton Environment Centre, managed by TCV,a charitable trust, is situated in a tranquil setting adjoining the Ashford Community Woodland, a green space designed and managed by the local community. With stunning views and thriving wildlife the centre is open seven days a week and has its own cafe & bistro ‘Footprints’, which serves local and homemade produce.
Easy access information
This park and open space has at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.