Project update: Connecting Comer Woods

cycling, woodland

As work to improve access and existing routes in Comer Woods gets underway, keep up to date with the latest developments as the project evolves.

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19 Sep 17

Finishing touches to the car park

Work on our new car park continues, with the track and two new passing places completed. Our first visitors have been using the car park, whilst we undertake some finishing touches to the entrance way, ready for full opening at the end of October. We are busy planting the edges and soil bunds with a variety of species such as hawthorn, honey suckle, purging buckthorn and holly to attract and support a variety of woodland species. The main soil bank near the overflow car park will be planted with heather seed harvested from our own Carding Mill Valley, helping to restore the heathland that once was prevalent in this area around ‘Heath Farm’ and throughout the ancient Forest of Morfe.

13 Sep 17

Car park almost complete

From Monday 18 September, the small car park close to the A442 entrance will be closed to the public. Work to improve the existing track will take place in the area. Please park in the new car park further along the track. Parking will be temporarily free of charge until we've completed the finishing touches. From then on, pay and display parking will be introduced to help us rasie funds to protect this beautiful area of woodland. Parking will be free for National Trust members.

New car park in comer woods

14 Aug 17

Ready for car park build to begin

The ranger team have been making preparations for the re-size and relocation of the car park in Comer Woods. The site is now clear and ready for the contractors to begin building the car park from 15 August. The team will begin by excavating and laying stone on the entrance path to the new car park, removing roots and clearing brash. All being well, we estimate the new car park will be open in eight weeks time.

comer woods new car park site