Ashford Hill NNR

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Ashford Hill is a British national nature reserve next to the village of Ashford Hill in Hampshire.[1] Part of the reserve is a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).[2] The site is one of Natural Englands nature reserves [3]

Geography[edit]

The reserve is 23 hectares (57 acres), of which 20.36 hectares (50.3 acres) is SSSI.[4][2] The area of the national nature reserve which is a SSSI is part of the much bigger SSSI of Ashford Hill Woods and Meadows which is 142.1 hectares (351 acres) in size.[2]

The reserve is a series of low-lying meadows in the valley of a small stream and also features woodland areas.[5] The meadows area mix of London Clay and Bagshot beds.[2]

The stream is called Baughurst Brook and eventually drains into the River Enborne.[3]

History[edit]

The wooded areas are believed to be part of the medieval royal forest of Pamber.[6]

Fauna[edit]

The nature reserve has the following fauna:[7][1][5][8]

Birds[edit]

Invertebrates[edit]

Flora[edit]

The nature reserve has the following flora:[7][1][5]

Trees[edit]

Plants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hampshire's National Nature Reserves". GOV.UK.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ashford Hill Woods and Meadows SSSI" (PDF). Natural England.
  3. ^ a b "Tadley to Kingsclere". brendaparkerway.northhampshiredownsramblers.org.uk.
  4. ^ "Enborne Valley & Greenham Common". 29 January 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Ashford Hill National Nature Reserve - Ashford hill - Days Out - The AA". www.theaa.com.
  6. ^ "Ashford Hill with Headley - Village design statement" (PDF). Basingstoke Council.
  7. ^ a b "Ashford Hill National Nature Reserve – 30 May 2015 – Reading & District Natural History Society".
  8. ^ "Ashford Hill Meadows Nature Reserve" (PDF). Walk and cycle.

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Coordinates: 51°19′48″N 0°51′25″W / 51.330°N 0.857°W / 51.330; -0.857