Spring Ponds Wood
- Volunteer Day: Springs Pond Wood
- 28.07.2016 10.00 h
- Countrycare Events
Springs Pond Wood, Ongar.
It’s a balsam bash today. The site has lots of Himalayan balsam and the best way to get rid of it is pulling it up. The footpaths are also rather overgrown so we will opening up either side of the paths.
Meet: 10.00am – The Lorry Park, just off the bottom of the High Street on The Borough. Grid Ref: TL 551 026
- 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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