Back To Work!

Sunday, February 27th 2022

Recent storms forced the reserve to be closed for a few days whilst the damage was assessed and the trails were made safe again. Last week, volunteers returned and although it was too windy to work in the top of the plantation other areas of the site received some much needed TLC!

Logs from forestry work were used to create better defined parking areas close to the Field Centre and stretches of old boardwalk were replaced with new timber.

Along the Yellow Trail, storm damage was cleared away and small Ash trees with Ash Dieback were felled.

As expected, a huge amount of brash was created!

By the end of the week, this area was all tidy and all that remains is a heap of logs and a pile of woodchips, the latter will be used to top up a nearby woodland path.

The work is by no means finished and other piles of brash are lined up ready for the 'woodchippers' next week!

A great deal has been achieved so far and all of the trails are now open to the public once more. However, a polite reminder to all visitors to please stay on the designated trails (Red, Yellow and Green).

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has helped out with this work.

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