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Ainslie Wood
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
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Regional Team:
Year of Declaration: 1999
Declaring Authority: Borough of Waltham Forest
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 378 921
Location: Ainslie Wood, Ropers Avenue, E4 9DD
Owned by: LB Waltham Forest
Managed by: Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration; Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Car : Ainslie Wood Road/Ropers Ave, off the main A112 Chingford Mount Road.
Rail: Highams Park; Chingford then bus.
Bus: 97, 158, 215.
Visitor facilities: Some clearly defined paths.
What to see: The wood has oak, hornbeam and the rarer wild service tree. Also some hazel, crab-apple, field maple, hawthorne, blackthorn and rowan can be seen around the woods.
There are many birds in the woods, both common amd uncommon, the great spotted woodpecker, blue tits, great tits, robins, wrens, long tailed tits and jays. You may even see a tree creeper, a nuthatch or a black cap. Occasionally tawny owls can be heard at night and bats can be observed too.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods
Meets the second Sunday of each month at 11.00 a.m. at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance).
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Waltham Forest
Tel 020 8496 3000
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Ainslie Woods Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 09/06/2015
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