Friends of Coombe Wood

Maps of Coombe Wood

The first of these maps is a pictorial guide to the woods and the immediate area. It should not be taken as showing any definitive boundaries or accurate positioning on the ground. Although the map indicates the approximate area of the Woods with Village Green Status, the indication of woods without Village Green Status does not imply any rights of access.

The second map shows the woods as seen by Google Earth. This is based on sattelite photography and does indicate the accurate position on the ground. This map is a direct link to Google Earth itself, and you can pan and zoom using the guides at the top left.

A Pictorial Guide to Coombe Wood

The map below gives a pictorial guide to Coombe Wood not to scale.

The Various Regions within the wood

This map shows some names for the various parts of the wood. These are there largely for recording so that the location of a species can be given more specifically.

Map of various regions

Coombe Wood in Google Earth

This page provides a customised use of Google Maps and Google Earth to show the features within the wood.

The various overlays are:

  • The orange overlay shows, very approximately, the boundary of the current area with Village Green status.
  • The blue overlay shows, very approximately, The course of the streams and the position of the pond within the wood.
  • The green overlay shows the course of the main bridleway (or ride) through the wood. This is sometimes called ‘Coombewood Ride’.

Note that you may need to change the style to Normal to see the different overlays clearly.

There is some inconsistency between the lines on the overlays and those on the Google map. The overlays are ultimately derived from detailed maps made using the UK Ordnance Survey (OSGB) grid. Google Maps use a datum based on Latitude and Longitude. I will be attempting to resolve these discrepancies. The end of Lake Drive actually bends round so that it meets with the wood access point.

This map is a direct link to Google Earth and will respond to dragging and right-clicking. You can also use the small control in the upper left to move north, east, south or west, or to zoom in or zoom out.

You can also select the Map Style: Normal gives the roads with names, Satellite gives the view from space, and Hybrid shows them both together.

[Normal] [Hybrid] [Satellite]