WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS.
THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE RESERVE, CAR PARK OR ANY OF OUR FACILITIES
Ash trees constitute a large proportion of the trees in the wood and are displaying increasing signs of the condition. Ash Dieback causes Ash to become very brittle and increasingly prone to dropping branches and as the infection spreads through the tree, it becomes likely that it will collapse. We have already seen fallen branches on and near the paths.
One way to be completely safe would be to fell all the Ash within the wood, a major undertaking. This would have a dramatic impact on the wood and the biodiversity therein. Wholesale felling of Ash is also against current advice and is not something we are considering.
We will be continuing our survey and monitoring of the Ash to establish the health of the trees over the coming months. Once we have established if the wood can be reopened safely, we will update this statement accordingly.
Meanwhile unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns, and for the safety of our visitors
the wood must sadly remain closed to the public.
Under no circumstances should you park on the road. Any vehicles doing so will be reported to the police.
updated 22 June 2021
Our aim is to provide an attractive and safe place for people to visit, whilst not compromising the wildlife and geological interest.
Volunteer work parties can be seen helping with management work, trying their hand at woodland crafts using traditional materials and methods. Why not join “The Friends of Ravenshill”, experience is not essential, just an interest in the environment and a desire to contribute to nature conservation. contact us for more details.
We are excited to welcome Laura Carpenter who will be running her Medicinal Trees Workshop on Saturday 8th August 2020 here at Ravenshill. This is a great way of learning to make home remedies from medicinal trees. email email@example.com
Various courses are run here in the wood by:
Phil Hopkinson (Malvern Coppicing) ,
Lisa Topping, Forest therapy walks email firstname.lastname@example.org
we fully recommend these courses. Please mention us when booking.