Woodchester Park Footpath Closures

Major forestry works start this week to remove non-native western red cedar trees. The work requires the CLOSURE of significant sections of the PURPLE and PINK routes.
The forestry works will create a lot of disturbance.
It is intended to restore the original character of the park with grassland and by planting thousands of native broad leaf trees like beech, oak, hazel and cherry over the coming year.
Historic views, which were lost due to the commercial plantation, would also be restored. The grassland restoration work will enhance the feeding grounds for the greater horseshoe bats that have made Woodchester their home over the past 30 years.