Ashford Hangers National Nature Reserve

Tree ID: 1253

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 25-Jan-11

Source of earliest mention: 2011 Peter Norton


Parking for 2 cars is available at SU 737 264. From the car, walk NW along the trail known as ‘Hangers Way’ following the small stream and head for Cockshott Lane. On the way many yew grow on the fern clad escarpments. None are great in girth, I would estimate between 5′ to 8′. Photos 1 and 2 are typical of yews along this steep path. Photo 3 shows a yew by one of the many paths that lead off from the main track. It is at approx. 51.033892,-0.954952. Photo 4, at approx. 51.033858,-0.95094 was the largest yew I observed, female girthing 11′ 2” just above the root crown and omitting a small side limb. Finally near to the off road parking two yew grow on a bank that fronts the road, a female girthing 12′ 2” at 1′ from the top of the bank and another not measurable as it forms part of the boundary fence. These can be seen in the final 2 photographs.

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Yew trees at Ashford Hangers National Nature Reserve:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1253 Ashford Hangers National Nature Reserve Images Currently Unavailable Notable No data available - view more info