New steps on the permissive woodland trail

New steps on the permissive woodland trail

As part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project, with Buriton Parish, East Hants District Council and the Country Park as partners,  this 30 acre old quarry and Local Nature Reserve has become the center of attention. The aim being to enhance its conservation status whilst at the same time to improve the use that local people make of the site. Situated right next to the village of Buriton, on the edge of Queen Elizabeth Country Park, it is little used for a variety of reasons.

The Hangers Way passes through the site and recent work has included resurfacing, and improving its drainadge. In addition two new permissive paths have been created to improve access in to the old quarry.

Revettments along the quarry path

Revettments along the quarry path

Local contractors Leydene Fencing have carried out the bulk of the work with the Country Park’s rangers opening up the vegetation along all the other trails. Regular patrols are continuing to keep the area litter free and to inform the cyclists and motorbike riders of the changes.

New surfacing

New surfacing

Once all the basic work on the trails, the dangerous trees and the site abuse has been dealt with some interpretation and art installations will be introduced which will help bring this area to life for local users. There will be a launch event in Buriton on Saturday the 7th May to update all interested parties. More details to follow.

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