Somerford Parish Council

A village in the heart of the Cheshire countryside

Blackfirs Nature Reserve

A woodland reserve with small ponds

This 1.15ha (2.8 acre) woodland – gifted to the Trust in 1991 – is dominated by birch and oak underplanted with hazel, holly and guelder rose. The site is used for environmental education and has a circular footpath that is accessible for all, passing two ponds hand-dug around the year 2000. The woodland is flat and lies on a thin covering of peat, over sand. Alder and willow can be found in the wetter areas. The site’s western boundary (the length of the original boundary) has been planted up with native hedgerow species, which include hawthorn, blackthorn and guelder rose.

 Blackfirs Nature reserve's website

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