Protecting our Ancient Woodland

What we are doing?

We want to protect and enhance the existing natural habitat at Manydown. As part of this commitment, we are strengthening the edge of the woodland by planting native species (such as blackthorn and bramble) in locations where informal gaps have been created. A wooden post and wire fence is also being installed to further protect the existing natural environment and ancient woodland.


Why we are protecting the woodland?

Ancient woodland takes hundreds of years to establish. It is vital to protect this valuable natural asset which is important for:

  • Wildlife
  • Biodiversity of flora
  • Recreation, health and wellbeing
  • Cultural, historical and landscape value


How you can help?

Whilst we encourage people to enjoy what Manydown has to offer, we ask everyone to respect the natural environment and only walk on the allocated Public Rights of Way to help us to protect this important habitat.


Please keep your animals on a lead and make sure to clean up after them so that everyone can enjoy using the space together.


Together we can protect and enhance the existing natural habitat at Manydown.