This special green space on Singleton Hill is managed by local people. The 14 hectares of woodland and grassland are a haven for wildlife.
The site received its Local Nature Reserve status in 2013.
Toilets and car parking are available at the adjacent Singleton Environment Centre where you will also find the Footprints Cafe which is open every day.
We work in partnership with TCV and Ashford Borough Council. Seasonal grazing is provided in late summer by highland cattle from Kent Wildlife Trust.
One of our younger volunteers tells us what volunteering at Ashford Community Woodland means to him:-
I first started volunteering at the woodland in 2014 as part of my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, and loved it so much that I never gave up. They are an extremely kind and caring group of people that support everyone regardless of ability. Whether you are mowing, cutting back or even cutting down, there is always a sense of achievement, and it’s always rewarding to look back at the end of the day and see the difference the group has made. It is a great thing to do to get away from our stressful urbanised lives, and do our bit to better the environment.