Noakes Grove

9ac/4ha  

Grid ref: TL 572 388 (click for o/s map)

Updated 11/09/2017


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A small but diverse nature reserve near Safffron Walden, managed by a local Friends Group. It has a patch of ancient, mainly oak woodland, an area of thorn scrub, some rough grassland, a pond, and a meadow area that is grazed by rare breed sheep. The meadow has a good population of wild liquorice, and several orchid species grow there and in the scrubland. Bluebells, dog's mercury and just a few oxlips grow in the wood

Visiting

On the left off Redgates Lane, 500m north of Sewards End, which is on the B1053 east of Saffron Walden.

Accessible at all times.

Summer for wild flowers and butterflies.

Electric fences are used to enclose the sheep. Please keep children and dogs well away.


Photo © Pat Allen