Woking Local Nature Reserves

Maps and locations are available on the GOV.UK website or the Surrey Interactive Map.

There are two local nature reserves managed by Woking Borough Council, which both border the Hoe Stream.

  1. Mayford Meadows is managed to encourage a rich, wet grassland habitat, though also supports a mosaic of open marsh, swamp and tall-herb fen vegetation, with scrub and woodland. Local volunteers groups are active in helping to control the highly invasive non-native Himalayan Balsam which if left uncontrolled would spread rapidly across the site overshadowing and outcompeting native species.
  2. White Rose Lane Local Nature Reserve is a site of damp alder woodland, located alongside the Hoe Steam in Woking. Local community groups are actively involved in management, undertaking scrub clearance and removal of the invasive non-native Himalayan Balsam. Wildlife observed within the site includes owl, bats, deer, frogs and various species of rare fungi.

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