The ancient woodland areas at Ashenbank were traditionally managed as coppice trees with hornbeam and sweet chestnut coppice being worked amongst oak and sweet chestnut . Ashenbank Wood is well known for its beautiful shows of bluebell and wood anemone throughout the woods during the spring months. Due to the numerous veteran trees and windblown trees left from the 1987 storm, Ashenbank Wood contains a high amount of deadwood habitat which supports a varied and interesting population of invertebrates, fungi and bats. There is a good path network and a Public Right of Way passes through the wood linking through to Cobham village to the south and Shorne Woods Country Park on the north side of the A2. In addition from the path network the Jeskyns Farm’s Community Woodland can be reached. The Woodland Trust has a car park on the eastern side of the wood accessed off Halfpence Lane which is opened and closed daily. The Darnley Trail, a long distance multi user path was opened in this area and part of this passes through the Woodland Trust site. Good views, mainly broad-leaved woodland and special wildlife interest.
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