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Nap Wood

Nearest town: Wadhurst

Site type: woodland

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Sussex - West

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ58853266

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 26-Nov-11

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: National Trust

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m, Notable

Notes: Nap Wood is a nature reserve, an SSSI owned by the National Trust and managed by the Sussex Trust for Nature Conservation. The SSSI notification describes a site that 'comprises parkland and adjacent ancient woodland on the lower Tunbridge Wells Sandstone and underlying Wadhurst Clay'. It is in the High Weald, between the North and South Downs and is one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in England. It is described as 'home to hundreds of grand old trees, like beech, oak, chestnut and yew'. The trees shown here were visited after parking in a layby a few metres from the site entrance on the A267 between Mark Cross and Frant. This pair of yews growing close to each other were the largest seen at this site.

Yew trees at Nap Wood:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3814 Nap Wood Ancient 4m-5m 473cm at 45cm - view more info
3815 Nap Wood Notable 368cm at 30cm - view more info