Littleheath Woods, Croydon

4.8
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Littleheath Woods is the collective name for Littleheath Wood, Foxearth Woods, part of Queenhill Shaw and part of Gee Wood in Selsdon in the London Borough of Croydon. It is a Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade I, with an area of 64 acres (26 ha). It is owned by Croydon Council and the Friends of Littleheath Woods assist with the management.
The woods have tall oaks above a layer of sweet chestnut, rowan and birch, and there are several areas of grassland. Plants include wood anemone, bluebell and greater stitchwort and at the southern end there is a small pond with amphibious bistort and brooklime. In the north there is acid grassland.
There is access from neighbouring roads including Croham Valley Road, Littleheath Road, Edgecoombe and Foxearth Road.
The wood was once used for shooting and a pheasantry was established on part of the land. Much of the low-level planting was established to provide cover for the game-birds.
The soil (soft sand) is of a type suitable for badgers and there are active setts within the woodland.
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  • Fortunately not far from my house and a peace of tranquility near Croydon. Ideal for dog walking as there are numerous paths leading to a large central area of grass. You can either stay within the...  more »
  • This is a lovely tranquil place ideal for dog walking or just taking a walk yourself to enjoy the peace and quiet.  more »
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  • I love this woodland. So much variety and nature. I have just been on a brilliant tour with the Friends of Liitleheath. So informative and so much to see. The woods include a pond, two meadows, three hill tops an old quarry and nuneroun footpaths.
  • Ok for a short walk and brew up a hot drink

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