High Weald

Introduction: Ash Plantation and Luckhurst Wood are 2 separate pockets of ancient, semi-natural woodland, totalling 2.1ha, within the predominantly agricultural landscape of the Isle of Oxney. They are owned by the Woodland Trust, and collectively known as Ash and Luckhurst Wood.

Location: Approx. 0.5 miles east of Stone-in-Oxney and 2 miles south-west of Appledore, Kent.

What can I do? Look out for the evidence of past coppice management, with multi-stemmed ash, hornbeam, hazel and field maple present on site.

What can I see? Follow the sunken trackway through Ash Plantation and look for the line of veteran oak trees on its western side.

What can I hear? Woodland birds singing from their perches, the ground or the air.

Grid Reference: TQ932277(OS Map)
OS Map: 189 (Landranger, 1:50,000)

Opening Times: All year
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Appledore 2.6 miles
Nearest NCN route: 1.6 miles to Regional Route 11, which runs north-south between NCNs 18 and 2

Where can I park? No local parking

Where can I get further information? Please see the Woodland Trust's website