Reach Wood is owned and managed by The Woodland Trust


•Comprises 4.6ha woodland and meadow
•The site is within an old chalk pit on restored landfill
•Striking backdrop of steep chalk cliffs
•Planted on 26th November 1994 by local volunteers
•3,200 trees planted in a single day
•Trees include beech, ash, maple, cherry and yew
•Managed by the Woodland Trust
•Reach Wood Meadow and rides are important for wildflowers and butterflies

 

Notable wildlife includes:
•Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker and Goldfinch
•Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Burnet Moth and Cinnabar Moth
•Wild Carrot, Agrimony, Pyramidal Orchid and Bee Orchid

 

Also - Little Owl, Goldcrest, Common Lizard and Common Toad
 

“Volunteers from the nearby villages of Reach and Swaffham Prior planted 3,200 young trees on this site in a single day as part of an initiative to create new woodland. Chalk was quarried here, and there is a striking backdrop of steep chalk cliffs.”

 

The Woodland Trust - Reach Wood - Web Page

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/4694/reach-wood/

 

Reach Village

http://www.reach-village.co.uk/reach_wood.html

Reach Wood Management Plan
This document provides an overview of the Woodland Trust's management objectives for Reach Wood 2012 -2017.
Reach Wood management-plan.pdf
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Notable Wildlife Records from Reach Wood and Meadow
This file provides an overview of the plants, insects, animals and birds sighted in Reach Wood and Meadow from 2012 to date. It is not intended as an exhaustive listing of the fauna. Any additions to this list are gratefully accepted.
Notable Wildlife Records from Reach Wood[...]
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Aerial view of Reach Wood Aerial view of Reach Wood looking northeast
Aerial View of Reach Wood Aerial View of Reach Wood summer 2018
Tree map of Reach Wood This map shows the distribution of the main tree species in Reach Wood. This survey was carried out by Steve Boreham in Spring 2015. It was updated in 2018 to show the positions of dead and dying trees suffering from ash die-back disease.
View of Reach Wood Meadow View of Reach Wood Meadow
Aerial view of Reach Wood Meadow Aerial view of Reach Wood Meadow
Burnet Moth on Great Knapweed in Reach Wood Burnet Moth on Great Knapweed in Reach Wood
Here come the drones
This article from Geographical.co.uk provides an introduction to using drones to survey landscapes including Reach Wood Meadow.
Here come the drones.pdf
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How drones can save the UK's forests
This article from Geographical.co.uk describes using a drone to survey the effects of ash die-back disease in Reach Wood.
How drones can save the UK's forests.pdf
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