Ainslie Wood

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Ainslie Wood
Ainslie Wood

Ainslie Wood is a pretty little patch of woodland that of around 2 acres. The woodd can be accessed from Ropers Avenue at the junction with Underwood Road, E4 9EE, or from Royston Avenue, E4 9BJ.

It is ancient woodland, and used to be known as Endleigh Wood. Until the early twentieth century it was joined to the larger Larks Wood. The main trees are oak, hornbeam and the rarer wild service tree, which is indicative of ancient woodland. It has a variety of birds, including great spotted woodpeckers, blue tits, great tits, robins, wrens, long tailed tits and jays. It also has rich ground flora, including bluebells, dog’s-mercury and wood anemone.

The wood is now owned by the Council and is supported by an active friends group that also helps look after the nearby Larks Wood.