Broadoak Woods Nature Reserve, Hollowbrook Drive, Connah’s Quay, CH5 4GF (Open Access)

On street parking on Hollowbrook Drive

SJ 284 686

2.21hectares

No toilet facilities available

Accessible via the local Public Rights of Way network

Access
Broadoak Woods forms part of the connective habitat through Connah’s Quay, emerging in Northop.  It forms part of a complex with Llwyni Valley Nature Reserve and the Gathering Grounds Woods near to Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay.  There is a footpath through the reserve which is accessible as part of the local Public Rights of Way network.

Habitat
Semi-natural broadleaved woodland, stream. 

Notable species

  • Mammals: badger, fox, grey squirrel, wood mouse and several
  • bats: common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle and noctule.
  • Birds: blue tit, great tit, chaffinch, goldfinch, wren, wood pigeon, tawny owl, great spotted woodpecker, tree creepers, redwing and little egret.
  • Woody Species: oak, ash and alder along with smaller tree species of rowan, elder, cherry and crab apple, and hedgerow species including hawthorn and blackthorn.

Special Features 
The site is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) both for the Great Crested Newt population and also for the semi-natural ancient woodlands. 

Management
Broadoak Woods Nature Reserve is part-owned and managed by Wild Ground. 

Broadoak is a popular site for dog walkers.