Project update: Connecting Comer Woods

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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.

Latest updates

25 Jan 18

Explorer trail now complete

Work to improve access to Comer Woods through our Explorer Trail is now complete. For this phase, we have focussed on improving the paths which we know can be frequently boggy and muddy, even in the summer. Now that contractors have moved off site, current muddy areas will become drier, providing a great accessible trail. We have also built two new paths, one specifically for cyclists which will be open in the Spring once we have installed waymarking and signage. Our thanks to the Rural Development Programme for England and Sport England for helping to fund these paths to encourage more people to enjoy the great outdoors here at Dudmaston, especially whilst the Hall is closed.

Comer Woods explorer trail autumn

21 Nov 17

Self scan your membership card

Help us fund vital conservation and maintenance work across the woodland. Scan your National Trust membership card in the Comer Woods car park machine to receive a free parking ticket. The estate receives funding every time your membership card is scanned on site so please remember to self scan in Comer Woods. Parking charges are £1.50 for 90 minutes or £3 all day. Our friendly recruiter team will be in the woods regularly throughout the next few weeks. They'll be happy to help you out if you encounter any problems.

How to scan your membership card

07 Nov 17

Works continues on the woodland footpaths

Work continues to improve footpaths in Comer Woods. We have completed a section to the north of the woods, giving an optional route to encourage separation of cyclists and walkers. Our contractors, Clixbys, will have now started work to provide a better surface on the track from the car park to the meadow, before moving on to create a new trail to help cyclists descend from the main ridge without impeding walkers.

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