Wood Pasture Restoration at Croft

21Nov2017

An excellent opportunity to discuss techniques for restoration of woodland or scrub sites to grassland and wood pasture

Wood Pasture Restoration at Croft

Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9PW

Directions:  Approach from B4362, turning north at Cock Gate between Bircher and Mortimer's Cross; signposted from Ludlow to Leominster road (A49) and from A4110 at Mortimer's Cross  HR6 9PW

Tuesday November 21st 9.30 – 13.00    by courtesy of National Trust

led by Simon Barker, Wildlife & Countryside Adviser and Iain Carter,  Herefordshire Countryside Manager, National Trust

refreshments provided

Since 2013 National Trust in partnership with Natural England and Forestry Commission have been restoring 45ha of wood pasture from conifer plantations at Croft Castle

Iain and Simon will lead a walk to see

  • A wide variety of habitats in recently restored wood pasture including veteran trees
  • Developing species rich grassland

This is an excellent opportunity for parkland and grassland owners and anyone restoring grassland on woodland or scrub sites to discuss different practical techniques, see the results achieved so far and share ideas on the best methods to use.

9.30 Meet at Croft Castle car park for Introduction

9.40 Walk to Wood Pasture restoration site - waterproofs + stout shoes / boots required

12.30 Return to start of walk for refreshments

13.00 Finish and depart

Booking through Herefordshire Rural Hub

Email: bookings@herefordshireruralhub.co.uk

or telephone 01432 353465

Enquiries to Caroline Hanks     caroline.hanks@farming4wildlife.co.uk   07779 080940