Tile Hill Kid - Tile Hill Wood

Tile Hill Wood c1889  

map of Tile Hill Wood [off Tile Hill Lane, along Hawthorne Lane] c1889

"Tile Hill Wood" dates back to the 16thC and covers an area of almost 73 acres - the same today as in 1889, though the ecological balance has altered. The wood is designated as a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' by the Nature Conservancy Council. It is a mixed deciduous and coniferous woodland and contains Norway Spruce, European Larch and Sweet Chestnut coppice, 400 feet above sea level, sloping gently South.
The wood is rich in flora and fauna - it has been established as a Nature Reserve since 1930 and has a regular Forester. During WWII large areas of scrub and conifers were cleared to reduce the risk of fires from air-raids. In March 1947, 5 acres of mature Spruce were uprooted during a cyclonic gale. "Keepers Meadow", the area marked on the map to the centre-left, within the wood, was unplanted in 1776 but now has a canopy comprising mainly Sycamore, Oak, Spruce, Birch, Chestnut, Ash and |Pine.
Walkers, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts have much to see ... there are ponds rich in plankton and insect life; songbirds inhabit the tree-lined avenues; animals include wood mice, foxes, squirrels, moles  ... and SNAKES !! There is beauty and interest all year round. Wild flowers and butterflies add to the wood's diversity. 

 

 

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