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Blackbush & Twenty Acre Shaw Woods

A Woodland Trust wood

Blackbush & Twenty Acre Shaw Woods

27.25 ha (67.34 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 147
OS Landranger 187
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Information on site
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Ancient woodland – more than 400 years old
  • Grassland
  • Spring colour
  • Autumn colour

Lying in the vicinity of Downe House, home to the naturalist Charles Darwin, these two woods contain ancient woodland and are important wildlife habitats. Furthermore, 5 orchid species and the uncommon Autumn Gentian are found here.