Temporary closure of meadow at Neptune Wood

UPDATE 19/07/2018: From 4pm today, Tuesday 19th July, the footpath will be reopened to the public. 

We will be temporarily closing the wildflower meadow, which is accessed from Neptune Wood, to the public on 1st June.

The meadow provides a great habitat for local wildlife and a much loved dog walking area. It also provides the Earth Trust farm with hay, which we harvest roughly once every three years. Unfortunately, many dog walkers do not clean up after their dogs which means there is a high risk of hay contamination which could put our livestock at risk.

Although we know this problem is avoidable, the only way we can guarantee that our hay is uncontaminated is to temporarily close the meadow to the public. This measure prevents further contamination and allows for existing dog mess to decompose before we harvest the hay.

The wildflower meadow will be temporarily closed to the public on the 1st June and will remain closed until the harvested hay bales are removed in late July/early August, depending on the weather.

Thank you for your support.

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