Busy Volunteer Day in Lanchard Woods

On August 8th the MS4N team joined Jenny Heskett of the Countryside Team to hold a volunteer work day in Lanchard Woods, Liskeard. It was a hot sunny day but luckily we were working in the shade of this peaceful patch of woodland on the edge of Liskeard.

One of the aims for the day was to use scythes to clear large sections of the open glade area which had become full of nettles and bracken. By opening up these areas we were creating new habitats for a greater range of woodland plant species to establish themselves and improve the biodiversity of the site. It also created open spaces and new paths for people to use and explore in the woods.

Our other aim for the day was to improve access to the site and to do this we built a new set of steps leading down from the gate to the footpath. While taking a tea break on the site a member of the public taking their dog for a walk said the steps were a great addition and were much easier than having to carefully step down the bank. Later in the year we are planning to improve the path that runs through the site to further improve access in this lovely patch of woodland. Stay tuned for updates on this page if you would like to join us for this.


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