Category Archives: Access

Claycart Car Park Closure

Please be aware that Claycart Car Park, Wellesley Woodlands will be shut from Monday 8th February following damage to the car park surface from antisocial behaviour, in the interests of health and safety until repairs are completed. As soon as … Continue reading

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Ramping up access at Rowhill

Yesterday Stu and I headed up to Rowhill Nature Reserve where we built and infilled the last remaining ramp. It was great to finish off the boardwalk and get so many compliments from visitors. Senior Ranger Stuart

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Roving at Rowhill – a transformed boardwalk

Today I popped down to Rowhill to see the newly-installed replacement boardwalk, and took some comparison photos to show the dramatic transformation. The earlier wooden boardwalk through an area of wet woodland, was showing it’s age and had become uneven … Continue reading

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Rowhill Boardwalk

This week the Blackwater Valley Rangers went to Rowhill Nature Reserve to install the long awaited Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is made of recycled plastic which in the very wet condition will last for many¬† years, opposed to the wooden version … Continue reading

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Stu’s Back.

Good Morning All, Tuesday was my first day back at Ash lock. For me and my family it has been a very long lockdown. Working from home for me was interesting, as you know I am a practical go out … Continue reading

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Reopening Ash Green Meadows and Wellesley Woodlands Car Parks

In line with the new government guidance today we are reopening the car parks at Wellesley Woodlands and Ash Green Meadows. Enjoy the fresh air but please keep your 2m distance from other users.

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Post Storm Boardwalk Repair

After the last storm a month or so ago the Blackwater Valley rangers had a call of a broken section of boardwalk at Ash Green Meadows. I thought this would be a good test and some training for our regular … Continue reading

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Clearing the way at Ash Green Meadows

Before we went into lockdown and all volunteering tasks were sadly stopped, I was lucky enough to have a fantastic 24 volunteers at Ash Green Meadows . The main purpose was to clear the regeneration scrub in the wet meadows. … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Access

Due to ongoing work at Swan Lake by the Swan Lake Fishing Syndicate access to the island is currently unavailable, with the footbridge and pathway closed for safety. This includes the clearance of trees, plus draining and digging out the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Cheyne Wood

Cheyne Wood is an area of woodland and scrub that lies between Cove Brook and the M3. This rather unassuming patch of about one acre on closer inspection reveals some large old interesting trees, maybe remnants of the local wood … Continue reading

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