Lesnes Abbey Woods

Comprising extensive ancient woodland and surrounding parkland, Lesnes Abbey Woods is home to a diverse range of wildlife habitats, plants and flowers. A central feature of the park – Lesnes Abbey was founded by Richard de Luci in 1178.

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At 88 hectares, Lesnes Abbey Woods is the second largest park in the London Borough of Bexley. It is a site of metropolitan importance for nature conservation, a nature reserve and metropolitan open land. The Abbey ruins are a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and Grade II listed. The site is also a key area within South East London’s Green Chain.

The face carved on a dead tree at Lesnes Abbey Woods (Photo: Chris Rose)

The face carved on a dead tree at Lesnes Abbey Woods (Photo: Chris Rose)

Bexley Council is currently working on a project to enhance the park and woods following a £3.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Their website is at: http://visitlesnes.co.uk/

 

Presentation on the project;

Masterplan eBrochure produced by the project team.

 http://bit.ly/12WqGqH. 

There is a conservation volunteer group and you can read more about them here: http://www.bexleywildlife.org/lesnes-abbey-bexley/

Their events are listed on our calendar page and on our Facebook page: Bexley Wildlife.

Kim Ilsey clears Bracken on the heathland

Kim Ilsey clears Bracken on the heathland

Site map download: https://app.box.com/s/4t253zell00rr7zfvy2c

Location map download: https://app.box.com/s/g4wlxc3udlb45jlha98i

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Conservation plan for Lesnes Abbey. Downloadable here (it is a big file!) : https://app.box.com/s/4ysgzda7hcdzn9dcq7su

 

1 Response to Lesnes Abbey Woods

  1. jonathanrooks@virginmedia.com says:

    Latest e-magazine from the Lesnes Abbey project team. New Masterplan eBrochure.

    http://bit.ly/12WqGqH.

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