TR1864 : Footpath in East Blean Wood

taken 7 years ago, near to Maypole, Kent, Great Britain

Footpath in East Blean Wood
Footpath in East Blean Wood
East Blean Wood NNR (including Childs Forstal) covers over 122 hectares of ancient semi-natural woodland situated on poorly drained London clay, with a small area of gravelly soil in the south.
The soil is mostly fairly acid, as shown by the carpets of bluebells and patches of heather, but more alkaline elsewhere, with characteristic species such as spurge laurel, sanicle and common spotted-orchid. The wood has been heavily managed in the past and was a prime source for sweet chestnut. When conditions are open, after the coppice is cut, much of the ground is colonised by common cow-wheat, which is the food plant of the caterpillar of the nationally rare heath fritillary butterfly.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1896 6497 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.4974N 1:8.5468E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1895 6498
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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