In response to the increase in visitor numbers, we have been busy looking at ways to improve safety. Once you are over the footbridge in Stara Woods you are quite a way from civilisation so visitors need to take care to avoid accidents as in most cases, help will not be at hand. We have moved our notice board so that it can be more easily seen and produced a number of simple messages to help visitors stay safe and look after the woodlands. We have also installed a lifebuoy and lifeline adjacent to the bridge to meet the requirements of…
The working party have been busy improving some of the drainage in Colquite.
JULY & AUGUST WORKING PARTIES A good turnout in July saw work carried out in various areas: cutting back bramble from footpaths; repair work to the gatepost at the top of Broadwood; culling of ash saplings affected by ash die-back; work on digging channels at the Broadwood side of the bridge to deal with the problem of winter flooding
With the loss of the shelter in the gales of 2016 a smaller but more robust shelter is being constructed.
Well, we really DID get snow in March, and how! I didn’t manage to get down to take any photos, but thanks to Stuart Dow who took these: