TQ4951 : Greensand Way, Stubbs Wood

taken 11 years ago, near to Whitley Row, Kent, Great Britain

Greensand Way, Stubbs Wood
Greensand Way, Stubbs Wood
Stubbs Wood (Hanging Bank)

Stubbs Wood is located on the Greensand Ridge close to Ide Hill. There are views to the south over Bough Beech Reservoir and on to Ashdown Forest in the distance. The site is owned by Kent County Council and managed jointly with Sevenoaks District Council.
Stubbs Wood is part of a large Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which includes much of the Toys Hill area. It contains many plants characteristic of ancient woodlands including carpets of bluebells in the spring. The site suffered badly in the 1987 storm but natural regeneration and a programme of replanting have helped it to recover. Some huge ancient Oak and Beech trees survived the gales and still remain.

The Greensand Way

The Greensand Way is long distance walk of 108 miles (174 km) in Southeast England, from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent. It follows the Greensand Ridge along the Surrey Hills and Chart Hills. The route is mostly rural, passing through woods, and alongside fruit orchards and hop farms in Kent and links with the Stour Valley Walk near Pluckley in Kent.
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TQ4951, 87 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4989 5183 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.7573N 0:8.7688E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4987 5182
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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