Hartshill Park Nature Reserve
A STOKE ON TRENT CITY COUNCIL WOOD
3.82 ha (9.44 acres)
Hartshill Park is a large nature reserve stretching along the western edge of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, England. The Park is a patchwork of different habitats, including five ponds. It is notable for being part of a Norman deer hunting park that has survived as open space into the modern era. The mature trees in the area that was once part of the Convent grounds are ideal bat roosts as decay begins to set in. The woodlands also include the Millennium copse, a plantation of various native saplings, including hazel, field maple, elm, sweet chestnut, wild pear and oak.