Welcome to the Ashford Community Woodland website

The site is located on Singleton Hill, to the south-west of the town of Ashford in Kent, UK.

There is access from Singleton Hill, from the Singleton Environment Centre and via several footpath entrances.

Cars can be parked at the Environment Centre during opening hours. (The car park on Singleton Hill is only used on our Task Days or for access by contractors)

Volunteers are always needed, to help maintain the site. We hold regular Task Days on the first Saturday each month and perform a variety of tasks, including tree thinning, litter-picking, hedge-laying and meadow-mowing. We meet at 10 am in the car park at the top of Singleton Hill and usually finish no later than 1 pm. Please contact us for more information.

This website will be added to over the coming months and years. If you have anything to contribute – by way of photographs, feedback or other input – please email to ashfordcommunitywoodland@hotmail.co.uk

ACW has been helped from the start, and continues to receive help and advice, from The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). Their website can be found at www.tcv.org.uk/southeast

Our Task Days from April to July were cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We started holding Task Days again in August. Our next is on November 7th. We will probably still be restricted to small numbers so please contact our Chair, Jenny Tippen, on 01233 622070 or email: jenny.tippen@btinternet.com if you’d like to attend.

An Extra Task Day has been arranged for Wednesday 14th October in collaboration with KSCP. We will be removing scrub and small trees that are in the wrong place. Please contact Jenny if you’d like to attend.

We aim to comply with the new Data Protection regulations which came into force on 25 May 2018. We will only contact you if we have your permission to do so. If you have not already given us permission please use the Contact page to request a Data Protection Consent form.

We now have our own Facebook group. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/240870086679101 or search Facebook for “Ashford Community Woodland”

Explore Kent – explorekent.org –click here to visit their website
Kent Wildlife Trust – http://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/ – click here
Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership – http://www.kentishstour.org.uk/ – click here
Singleton Environment Centre – singletonenvironmentcentre.org.uk – click here

This map of the woodland can be found in our publicity leaflet which can be obtained from the Singleton Environment Centre.