The new Field Gate Entrance is done, which, together with the work on Little Kelcliffe, opens up the landscape view, and creates a more inviting scene – a dog bin will be going in by this gate as soon as the Council get them in; a number of people have been requesting one.
This almost concludes Phase 1 of the regeneration. Phase 2 of work will look at the trees and the hedges, around Clapper Brow. The plan is to enhance the woodland area, (especially for the spring bluebells show, and autumn leaf kicking), show off the line of old oaks, open up the view from the ridge, lay the hedges in the copses, clear the sledging run of obstructions, and take out anything dangerous, damaged, or in the wrong place eg that will knock down the dry stone walls. The dead horse-chestnut near the Field Gate will be kept, as, at the moment, it is not dangerous, and is said to have bats using it.
We have also requested some ‘wild harvest’ trees from the Woodland Trust (eg crab apple, blackthorn, and dog roses) as part of the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations. These can then be planted in relevant places eg amongst the brambles for a managed scrub area, later in early spring. We believe that is was possible, that the line of oaks on Clapper Brow were planted around 1911 for King George V’s coronation. So, a new planting for Queen Elizabeth ll seemed appropriate.
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