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Ainslie Wood

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Ainslie Wood is an area of ancient woodland, at one time known as Endsleigh Wood, which was joined to Larks Wood until early in the C20th.The wood was privately owned and not publicly accessible until relatively recently, now the responsibility of LB Waltham Forest. There are many fine oaks and also wild service trees as well hornbeam and ash, with hazel, crab-apple, field maple, hawthorn, blackthorn and rowan around the woods. It is known locally as Bluebell Wood for its fine spring display.
Previous / Other name: Endsleigh Wood
Site location: Ainslie Wood Road
Postcode: E4
Type of site: Public Open Land 
Listed structures:
Borough: Waltham Forest
Site ownership: LB Waltham Forest
Site management: Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration; Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Highams Park; Chingford then bus. Bus: 97, 158, 215
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

The Friends of Ainslie Wood and Larks Wood was formed in December 2004.

Sources consulted:

Robert Burley, Meg Game, Mathew Frith 'Nature Conservation in Waltham Forest', Ecology Handbook 11 (London Ecology Unit, 1989).
Grid ref: TQ378920
Size in hectares: 2.03
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Borough Importance I
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Local Nature Reserve

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