Project Description

Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England funded access improvements, at this regionally important Local Nature Reserve, a childhood haunt of JRR Tolkein. New Forest grown green oak has been used to construct the boardwalk, which is over four hundred metres in length. This has both opened up inaccessible parts of the site to people with a degree of impaired mobility and served to protect a woodland ground flora previously suppressed by trampling. Great care was taken to preserve the slightly ‘lost in time’ character of parts of the woodland.