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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, five orchid species and the uncommon Autumn Gentian are found here.