Warren Farm is special, because it offers such a large extent of Chalk Meadowland , in a semi urban setting, sitting on the edge of the London Basin.
The UK’s remaining meadows and species-rich grasslands now cover a minute fraction of the area they once covered and of those that do survive, around 75% only occur in small fragments and remain vulnerable to destruction.
Lowland calcareous grassland is one of Western Europe’s most intricately diverse plant communities, supporting a whole range of wildlife from beautiful butterflies and wildflowers, to fascinating insects, mammals and birds – many of these species are specialists and are unable to live anywhere else.
The site has been owned by the Woodland Trust since 1994. It recognises the importance of Warren Farm, in creating a good example of calcareous grassland habitat, rich in species biodiversity.
The Woodland Trust’s vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. You can become a member of the Woodland Trust here.