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America Wood

A Woodland Trust wood
Shanklin

America Wood

Size:
10.98 ha (27.13 acres)
Grid ref:
SZ567820
OS map sheets:
Explorer 29
OS Landranger 196
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Local parking difficult
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells

Unusually for the Isle of Wight, most of this wood is high oak forest with downy birch. The storms of 1987 and 1990 have created open sections gradually reverting to woodland. A badger sett has been reported and red squirrels occasionally spotted.