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Storm Arwen

Saturday, November 27th 2021

Last night and throughout this morning Storm Arwen battered most of the UK. Sadly, the high winds have caused a huge amount of damage to the reserve's woodland habitats.

Conifers with their shallow root plates often fall victim to gale force winds and several have been uprooted all around the site.

Whilst some have been pushed over with the roots still attached, others have literally snapped part way up.

Including some very tall ones!

The green route is blocked in several places and is closed to visitors until further notice.

Staff and volunteers will be working hard during next week to make the trail safe again.

Our apologies for any inconvenience, please bear with us whilst the planned winter work is put on hold and the storm damage is cleared away.


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