Sunday, 18 December 2016

M25 Redwell Wood

Post to the west Ridge Hill
Post to the south South Mimms


A6
The A6 was built in the 1970s to replace the St.Albans Road, and is now used as the M25.

Blackhorse Lane
Flint Cottage, house with stables
Woodhill Farm

Hawkshead Wood
Ancient replanted woodland

M25
Orbital motorway taking over the previous A6

Redwell Wood
Redwell Wood.  This is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with ancient and secondary woodland, heath and scrub. The woodland canopy is dominated by pedunculate oak. The woodland includes areas of high forest, coppice with standards and small areas of recent selective felling where birch scrub has developed. Part of the wood was replanted with conifers but these have largely failed and natural regeneration is proceeding. Ground flora include bluebells and enchanter’s-nightshade, while heath land species include heather and rare creeping willow
Swallowhole. There are temporary swallow holes from seasonal streams where cross boundary between geological beds.

Sources
Hertfordshire Geological Society. Web site
Natural England. Web site
Welwyn Hatfield Council. Web site

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