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Kingley Vale

A Natural England wood
West Sussex

Kingley Vale

Size:
126.14 ha (311.7 acres)
Grid ref:
SU828119
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Kingley Vale boasts much to see and explore. It has a grove of ancient trees which are estimated to be amongst the oldest living things in Britain, and one of the finest yew forests in Western Europe. The nature reserve is a perfect opportunity to photograph some of the giant twisted trees. There are a number of notable birds, such as green woodpeckers, red kites and buzzard; it's definitely worth keeping an eye out! The terrain can be steep at points, so is not recommended for wheelchairs.