Category Archives: Ash Lock

Tea Break Flutters By

Yesterday I went for a stroll in our front garden at Ash Lock Cottage, a patch of grass just bigger than a tennis court, that we manage as a wildflower hay meadow. I discovered a hidden Field Vole (Microtus agrestis), a Brown Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna … Continue reading

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Ticks – Staying Safe This Summer

When exploring our lovely countryside, it’s useful to keep up to date and informed about potential risks. Now we’re into the warm summer, one to be aware of is how to keep safe from ticks and reduce the possibility of catching Lyme Disease when you’re … Continue reading

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Small But Mighty Moths

Spring is my favourite time of year. The sun begins to shine and all sorts of wildlife come out of the woodwork (in some cases literally). A welcome sight today (although a bit unusual for a night creature) was a Small … Continue reading

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We’re back!

Great news!  Our phone line is back in operation again!  We’re sorry if you’ve had any difficultly in contacting us in the past couple of weeks, but our fault has been repaired now.

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Tractor trailer gets a new lease of life

I’ve been welding a new back panel on the tractor trailer. It’s also been given a coat of high vis yellow to deter thieves and make it safer for working. Ast. Ranger Mark

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Wonderous Wood Gnomes discovered at Ash Lock

Our industrious Wood Gnomes have been hard at work at Ash Lock, processing recycled timber returned from site, then cutting and splitting it ready to be sold as firewood. The profits are then fed back into conservation projects throughout the Blackwater Valley. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Repairing machines

On the way back from felling dangerous trees at Hawley Green, student Adam Bates and Mark mended our ride-on-brushcutter Nasher. They re-bolted a small rubber strip which fixes onto the cutting deck skirt and stops debris coming out behind the … Continue reading

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