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Cumnor Hurst Community Woodland
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OS grid reference:SP 472 041
Nearest postcode:OX2 9PH
Usual work:Tree planting

This is a 17 acre community woodland created in 2009 with the planting of over 700 native trees as part of the celebrations of Mitzvah Day. The land was donated by Timbmet timber and is being planted with native trees in order to create a new habitat for a variety of species. The site is adjacent to the Hurst Hill Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) that is home to a variety of mosses, liverworts and numerous species of lichens uncommon in Oxfordshire, in addition to great crested newts. The planting and maintenance of this new woodland is a community project involving two local Primary schools as well as members of the local community. OCV will be assisting at this site by planting more trees and looking after the site to ensure the trees have the best chance to thrive.

Directions

Leave Oxford on Botley Road heading West away from Oxford. Remain on this road as you go under the Southern Bypass and head towards Cumnor. The road will turn into Cumnor Hill. The site is at the base of the Hurst, on the left hand side of Cumnor Hill after Hurst Lane. Entrance is off the Chawley Park mini industrial estate (Timbmet), and not visible from the road.