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Black Firs Wood

A woodland reserve with small ponds

This 1.15ha (2.8 acre) woodland – gifted to the Trust in 1991 – is dominated by birch and oak underplanted with hazel, holly and guelder rose. The site has a circular footpath that is accessible for all, passing two ponds hand-dug around the year 2000 and more recently re-profiled in 2016. The woodland is flat and lies on a thin covering of peat, over sand. Alder and willow can be found in the wetter areas. The site’s western boundary (the length of the original boundary) has been planted up with native hedgerow species, which include hawthorn, blackthorn and guelder rose.

Species and habitats


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Limekiln Wood
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Reserve information

Off Black Firs Lane, Somerford
CW12 4QQ
Map reference
SJ 834 638
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Opening Times
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1.15 hectares

Walking information
Please circular footpath throughout reserve - suitable for pushchairs & wheelchairs
Dogs under effective control
Reserve manager
Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01948 820728