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  • Author: sanderson
  • Created: January 1, 2019
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Route type: Horseback
Difficulty grade: Novice

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  • Min altitude 43 ft
  • Peak 305 ft
  • Climb 486 ft
  • Descent 509 ft

Located adjacent to Joydens Wood, Chalk Wood in Bexley forms an extensive block of ancient woodland and has regionally rare plants, including green hellebore, early purple orchid, broad-leaved helleborine, orpine Solomon's seal and lily of the valley. With open areas supporting heathland with heather, common cow-wheat and breeding tree pipit the site is important for insects, including the white admiral butterfly, moths and the southern wood-ant.

A disused chalk mine supports hibernating bats and horse riding is allowed along the bridle path to the western end of the woods.

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