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Improvements to Moss Valley Woodlands track

[lead]After five weeks’ work we’re pleased to be able to say that we have completed work on our new Moss Valley Woodlands track![/lead]

With 2,000 tonnes of recycled materials used, we have completed work resurfacing 1km of trackway through Long Wood in the Moss Valley.

Ken Wale 2018

This notoriously muddy track has been replaced with a hard-wearing all-weather track suitable for horse riders and cyclists, which will prevent erosion of the precious woodland ground flora and also facilitate our future nature reserve management. We’re delighted to have already received positive feedback from local horse riders.

Moss Valley Woodlands consists of beautiful ancient woodlands, carpeted in bluebells, sweet woodruff and wood anemone in spring and early summer. Majestic beech and oak trees tower overhead in these beautiful ancient woodlands, while Dowey Lumb is a small meadow with scattered trees and scrub which is increasingly rich in wildflowers.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible, especially Countryside Stewardship and Viridor Credits, plus a number of individuals who made donations.

Learn more about Moss Valley Woodlands here.

Photos by Ken Wale