Broadoak Woods Nature Reserve, Hollowbrook Drive, Connah’s Quay, CH5 4GF (Open Access)
On street parking on Hollowbrook Drive
SJ 284 686
No toilet facilities available
Accessible via the local Public Rights of Way network
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.
Semi-natural broadleaved woodland, stream.
- 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.
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.
Broadoak Woods Nature Reserve is part-owned and managed by Wild Ground.
Broadoak is a popular site for dog walkers.