A local community woodland, recently planted. This site is maintained for its conservation value and as an amenity for local people in the Haylands area.
How to get there
On foot/By bike – The site can be accessed from Upton Road, beside the allotments, just south of the junction with Mitchells Road. There are currently no cycle racks on site.
By bus – Windmill Close Stop (Route 37). (Bus Timetables)
By Car – There is no car park near this site and on street parking nearby is limited. Approximate code for your sat nav is PO33 3JG.
Paths through the site are unsurfaced and can be muddy particularly during the winter months. There are no internal gates or stiles.
There are no nearby public toilets. The nearest toilets are in the town of Ryde.
We will be updating our Site Access Statements during 2022. Please watch this space.
What to look out for
Other than a few historic trees and the boundary hedge, the woodland is relatively new, being planted between 2002 and 2008 with funding from a Woodland Grant Scheme. The planting is a mix of oak (25%), ash (20%), wild cherry (20%), beech (10%), scots pine (5%), hazel (10%) and other native woody shrubs (10%). Open ground has been incorporated to allow plant communities to establish.
Managing the site
There has been no coppicing or thinning to date as the woodland has been establishing.
There are various ways you can help improve and maintain our sites. We rely on volunteers to help with many tasks on our sites and also need people who are happy to regular visit the site be our “eyes and ears”, this means we can respond much quicker to issues. Our shop raises money to support our work and needs a team of volunteers. Or maybe you would like to help us with events. Find out more here.
You can also help by becoming one of our regular supporters. Even giving a few pounds each month can make a real difference, with your donation being invested into site management and improvement work to benefit site visitors and look after our precious wildlife. Sign up here.