Ashbenbank Wood is home several rare species, including the hazel dormouse to the elusive born long-eared bat and is a mix of ancient semi natural woodland. Silver birch and Ash tree, sweet chestnut, bluebells all feature as does a Bronze Age barrow dating from 2400-1500BC in the high ground in the centre of the wood. There are also remains of four World War II bunkers, and it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and owned by the Woodland Trust.

Opening Hours
At all times.


Small sections of the paths have a stone or tarmac surface, but the majority of paths are grass and earth which can get slippery and muddy when wet. There are some steep slopes in the western side of Ashbenbank Wood where some paths have dug-in steps. One waymarked circular trail, but not suitable for wheelchairs as fallen trees across the path.

Sole Street – 2 miles.


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