Ainslie Wood

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Ainslie Wood is a 2 hectare Local Nature Reserve and Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade I in Chingford in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.[1][2] It is owned by Waltham Forest Council and managed by the council and the Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods.

The site is ancient woodland, and was previously known as Endleigh Wood. Until the early twentieth century it was joined to the larger Larks Wood.[3] The main trees are oak, hornbeam and the rarer wild service tree, which is indicative of ancient woodland. It has a variety of birds, including great spotted woodpeckers, blue tits, great tits, robins, wrens, long tailed tits and jays. It also has rich ground flora, including bluebells, dog's-mercury and wood anemone.[4][5][1]

There is access from Royston Avenue and Ropers Avenue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ainslie Wood". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "iGiGL data portal (map)". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ainslie Wood". London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ainslie Wood". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Map of Ainslie Wood". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°36′39″N 0°00′41″W / 51.6108°N 0.01136°W / 51.6108; -0.01136