On Thursday the 1st of May we officially opened a new permissive path crossing War Ag Field 4. The rain held off as around a dozen people came out to see the opening of the new route and try the path for themselves.
War Ag Field 4 field will be allowed to naturally regenerate, using the existing woodland as a seed source. It is important to protect young trees from browsing deer, so we have erected a deer fence around the perimeter. The fence will have a strong impact on the landscape but after 10 years the trees should have grown to a sufficient height that we can take it down.
Today on the 1st of May we launch our leaflet detailing our proposals for Northwood. You can pick it up from our information points at, Duke’s Road, Park Lane and Bignor Hill car parks, and the Forge Village Shop. We have also placed a new information point at the end of Nore Wood Lane where you can also pick up the leaflet.
Alternatively if you can’t wait you can download it here.
We welcome you to the Slindon Estate Ranger teams blog on the Rise of Northwood project. We will be writing posts regularly on this exciting woodland restoration project. We have also put up some basic information on how the project came about, the history of Northwood, our proposals, getting involved and visiting information. Further content will be added to pages as the project develops.