Category Archives: Main

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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A misty day in the wood

Sunday, 24th November started out quite foggy and this makes everywhere look slightly different. How many locations can you recognise in these misty views?  

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Fungi

The combination of some warm days and some wet days seems to have made this a bumper year for fungi. Click on images for larger view.

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Autumn sun

With the clocks going back, any sunny afternoons feature low sun on autumn foliage.

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