Reach 24 Acres is owned by the National Trust.

Half of the area is managed by Reach Parish Council.


•Comprises 9.7ha woodland and meadow on former agricultural land
•Half the site leased to Reach Parish Council by the National Trust
•Includes a Community Orchard, Cricket Pitch, Menage and Woodland
•Woodland planted on 7/8th December 2013 by local volunteers
•3,550 trees planted mainly over one weekend
•Planting was funded by the Forestry Commission
•Trees include oak, maple, beech, ash, maple, birch and hazel
•Meadow and rides important for wildflowers and butterflies
•Woodland has become valuable for small mammals and birds of prey
•BioBlitz held 24th July 2016 found 291 species

 

Notable wildlife includes:
•Wild Parsnip, Field Scabious, Hogweed and White Bryony
•Golden-bloomed Longhorn Beetle, Red Admiral and Small Skipper
•Common Shrew, Roe Deer and Pipistrelle Bat

 

Also - Barn Owl, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk

View of Reach 24 woodland after planting View of Reach 24 woodland after planting in December 2013
View of Reach 24 woodland View of Reach 24 woodland in June 2017
Aerial view of Reach 24 Aerial view of Reach 24 looking south summer 2018
Aerial view of the Reach 24 Aerial view of the Reach 24 woodland in summer 2018
Reach 24 Acres - Woodland Planting Plan Reach 24 Acres - Woodland Planting Plan
Wild Parsnip at Reach 24 Acres Wild Parsnip at Reach 24 Acres
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