Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Car park improvements

Below is a copy of a poster that we have put up in the National Trust car park on the outskirts of Much Wenlock, it is to inform people about our plans for improving the grassland within the car park and access to Blakeway Hollow.
Improvement of flower rich grassland

The species rich limestone grassland in this car park has the potential to be improved if it is managed in a slightly different way.

After a recent review of some of our land management practices we have decided that, rather than the current labour intensive management it would be better done by grazing it at certain times of the year.

By using our flock of Hebridean sheep it will reduce nutrient levels in the soil, preventing the growth of rank vegetation and favouring delicate wildflowers.

As part of this plan we are also hoping to create a new access to Blakeway Hollow that will be easier to negotiate than the current flight of steps, providing access for all to the network of footpaths and bridleways on Wenlock Edge.

In order to carry out these plans it will be necessary to erect a fence to ensure that the sheep don’t make use of this new access into the woods! The proposed line of the new fence can be seen on the attached map.

If you would like to discuss this with a member of staff there will be an opportunity on Sunday 3rd November between 10am and 2pm in the Car Park.

If this date is not convenient please e-mail your comments to chris.dunkerley@nationaltrust.org.uk
Unfortunately i was unable to add the map to the blog but the posters can be viewed in the car park or if you e-mail the above address i can send you a copy of the map.

1 comment:

  1. I hope it all goes ahead. Let me know if you need assistance with fencing work.