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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

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Bagmere
3 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Swettenham Meadows & The Quinta
3 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Limekiln Wood
4 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Off Black Firs Lane, Somerford
Congleton
Cheshire
CW12 4QQ
Map reference
SJ 834 638
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
1.15 hectares
Access
Yes

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