Spring Ponds Wood
- Volunteer Day: Spring Pond Wood
- 16.06.2015 10.00 h
- Countrycare Events
Springs Pond Wood, Chipping Ongar.
Today we’ll be tackling the issue of Himalayan Balsam on this site, meaning we’ll be pulling it up. Also, we’ll be cutting and raking glades.
Meet: 10.00am, At Ongar Allotments. Parking available at the lorry park on The Borough opposite the Two Brewers Public House where a member of staff will direct you to the site. Grid Reference: Parking at TL 550 025. Site entrance at: TL 552 027.
**Please note there will NOT be a pick-up from Loughton station unless requested. Contact Countrycare before 3pm Monday 15th June to arrange one** All volunteer days start at 10am on site unless otherwise stated. The Countrycare Office telephone is 01992 788203.
- Spring Ponds Wood
Size: 2.5 acres
Grid Reference: TL 553 027
Owners: Privately Owned
Access: Via Castle Street. Permissive footpath at the southern end of allotments. No formal car park. Street parking
Site Description: Springs Pond Wood is a privately owned woodland situated a short walk from Chipping Ongar High Street. An agreement is in place between Countrycare and the landowner to provide support for the management of this site, broadly consisting of keeping the paths open and the site safe and accessible.
As the name suggests there is a large pond to the eastern end of the site and a number of springs and wet flushes throughout the wood. Cripsey Brook marks the site’s southern boundary, with agricultural land to the north and east and allotments to the west. Although public footpath no.19 passes nearby there are no public footpaths through the site, there is however a permissive access through the wood.
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