Cherry Wood (also known as Cherry Wood Open Space)9296

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Cherry Wood is a remnant of old woodland that once covered a larger area but was eventually built over by residential development. Until 1990 it was neglected and used as a dump, but work to enhance it was then undertaken by LB Merton and Cherry Wood was established as a nature reserve in 2000.

History

In 1837 the site is shown on the Tithe Map as Great Wood, and, now surrounded by 1930s suburban housing, it is dominated by pedunculate oak trees.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Morden (Northern) then bus. Rail: South Merton/Morden South. Bus: 163.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust