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Wedding!

On 28th August, there was a ‘first’ for the Great Wood when a wedding blessing was hosted in ‘Hut Glade’. At the critical time, the weather held off and a great time was had by all.

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Heather in bloom

The heather is flowering at the moment. The large block of heather north of the car park is not very visible as there has been no cutting/flailing of the bracken this year. On the other hand, this has meant that … Continue reading

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“Howard’s Way”

We have been working recently on the path that runs north from Six Ways down to Brook Glade. As the memorial bench to our late member Howard Aiken is situated at Six Ways, we have dubbed this path “Howard’s Way”. … Continue reading

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Improving the west side of the Yellow Trail

The section of the Yellow trail between the two arms of Rowbourne Brook has always been very wet and muddy. In order to create more light and moving air around the area, we have completed extensive coppicing of birch and … Continue reading

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New picnic table

Our new picnic table, just inside the wood, is designed for accessible use by wheelchair users.

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Oak Processionary Moth

All visitors to the wood should keep alert for the presence of the caterpillars of Oak Processionary Moth which has been detected in the Wood. The caterpillars are grey and very hairy and form long head-to-tail chains as they climb … Continue reading

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New display board and welcome posts

Both the display boards at the wood entrances have rotted away after 11 years. A new board has now been installed and two welcome posts provided for the Carbone Hill entrance and the ‘Metal gate’ entrance on the Ridgeway.

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Fungi time

It’s that time of the year when a large variety of fungi appear.

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Early morning image of hare caught on trailcam

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Screenshots from the Trailcam

All sorts of things can be captured on the trailcam. This sequence is from a remote location in the wood where animal trails are known to exist. As will be seen, animal tracks can eventually become footpaths and walkers and … Continue reading

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