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Lincombe Lane, Boars Hill
Managed by:Oxford Preservation Trust
OS grid reference:SP 494 013
Nearest postcode:OX1 5DU
Usual work:Hedge Laying

This County Wildlife Site field owned and managed by the Oxford Preservation Trust is grazed by cows belonging to a local farmer. OCV are going to be assisting at the site by laying a hedge in order to provide a wonderful habitat for birds and invertebrates. The hedge is mainly hawthorn with some other native species such as hazel and holly.

Conservation Management

Management at the site is primarily achieved through the use of cattle to graze the field allowing the correct conditions for many species of native flora to thrive. This in turn provides the food for native fauna.

OCV will be assisting at the site through hedge laying in order to provide a safe natural boundary while also creating vital habitat for native birds and invertebrates. One end of the hedge is overgrown with the non-native snowberry, which OCV may help to reduce since it is fast growing, smothers native flora and provides little food or shelter for native fauna

Directions

From Oxford City Centre go south along Abingdon Road, take the southern bypass west and then go straight ahead at Hinksey Hill roundabout, up the hill. Take a right along Foxcombe Road. After passing Berkeley Road on the right, turn left down Lincombe Lane, signed as a private road. Park on the left just before a sharp bend to the right with the field and hedge shortly after on the left.