Once fishing ponds for monks, now a secluded spinney
This tiny site was once home to a series of fishponds used by local monks. Early last century it was planted with ash trees to be used for their timber, and has developed into a secluded spinney. Visitors can explore the short and winding path amongst the trees and in wetter times of the year will still be able to make out the ponds themselves. In the spring a good display of daffodils betray a little of the site's less-wild heritage and the bright orange berries of lords-and-ladies will last well into the summer.
The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.