Springtime in the Woods 2016

We have had a very wet,  mild winter this year again, and as a result of this and

recent rain the woods are very muddy. Unless you like mud wallowing, we would strongly recommend that you don’t come in unless you are wearing boots. Please keep to the centre of the paths; as you will see if you have come in past years, we are losing a lot of the

flowers you have come to see as the paths through them are getting wider and wider. Please help us to keep this special semi-natural ancient woodland a beautiful place for

future generations to enjoy.

 

The bluebells are a bit early this year and as the wood anemones are about normal time, they are rather mixed. Pretty together, but the scents mix, so slightly less stunning overall.

 

We have cut some more coppice this year and are fencing against deer by moving the

fencing panels around the woods. Part of the in-rotation coppice has been cut this winter, and some that was badly neglected cut or re-cut from its first rotation.

 

As a result of the last storm there are some very large branches down. Please do not climb on them. We will remove them as soon as we can. There are none over the public bridle path or public footpaths.

 

In the interests of the wood, and everybody's safety and enjoyment, please help by;

Keeping to the centre of the paths not the edges. Do not pick or trample the flowers; leave them for all to enjoy.

Please keep dogs on a lead or under very strict control. Please remove all litter and dogs mess.

Keep to the main paths.   Horses and bicycles on the bridlepath only please. No motorised vehicles of any sort except suitable mobility scooters at own risk.

Please park sensibly and do not obstruct the road or gateways. We cannot not allow fires, camping, metal detecting or geo-caching.

 

Chris Westcott, Owner

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