Aspal Close

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Aspal Close
Aspal Close 9.jpg
TypeLocal Nature Reserve
LocationBeck Row, Suffolk
OS gridTL 698 775
Area18.9 hectares
Managed byForest Heath District Council and Aspal Close Management Committee

Aspal Close is an 18.9 hectare Local Nature Reserve in Beck Row in Suffolk. It is owned by Forest Heath District Council and managed by the council together with Aspal Close Management Committee.[1][2]

This site has grassland, woodland and scrub. Almost 300 plant species and six bats have been recorded,[1] and there are around 200 ancient oaks, some of which may be 1,000 years old. There is a car park and a football pitch. The site is protected by Fields in Trust through a legal "Deed of Dedication" safeguarding the future of the space as public recreation land for future generations to enjoy.[3]

There is access from St John Street.


  1. ^ a b "Aspall (sic) Close". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Map of Aspall (sic) Close". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Aspal Close Local Nature Reserve". Fields in Trust. Retrieved 5 June 2017.

Coordinates: 52°22′08″N 0°29′35″E / 52.369°N 0.493°E / 52.369; 0.493