Managing the woods

We aim to conserve and develop the woodland by working to:

  • provide a natural habitat for plant, animal, bird and insect life throughout the year
  • provide a range of light environments, from dense canopy to marginal scrub to encourage diversity
  • maintain the woodland structure by felling dead wood and selectively replanting
  • ensure a mix of native species, taking into account climate variation
  • maintain public access through suitable pathways
  • keep the site as natural looking as possible with minimal intrusive works or paths, only to ensure visitor safety through, for example, ensuring the maintenance of appropriately natural earth retention steps on muddy slopes.

Our woodland management plan is here: 
Woodland Management Plan