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.
However Warden lead guided walks are available, bookable in advance. contact us for more details
updated 26 February 2024
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