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Thursday morning was cool, bright and dry - ideal conditions for our tasks. Most of the session was spent cutting the gorse in the sandpit where it was encroaching on the heather. Later, we moved to behind the Paws for Thought bench, where we tackled the shoots of False Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) that had regrown... Continue Reading →
This month, on Thursday, 16th November, we shall continue our important work maintaining the nature reserve. As usual, the work will be led by Cheshire Wildlife Trust and run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jamie White of Cheshire Wildlife Trust will park his van near the corner of Warren Close and Ladies Mile and would... Continue Reading →
We are delighted that two new wooden benches have appeared on the Manchester Road side of The Heath. They were installed by Knutsford Town Council following their newly approved Bench Sponsorship Policy. Knutsford Town Council Bench LocationOverlooking the King Charles III Coronation Oak. InscriptionBefore you go out searching,don't decide what you will find. Ken Fairhurst's... Continue Reading →
Friends of The Heath and Knutsford Heritage Centre did an exceptional job on 5th October, clearing away holly and brambles to make the Queen Elizabeth II commemorative oak visible after being hidden for many years. Eight volunteers, led by Jamie White of Cheshire Wildlife Trust, quickly completed the work in just three hours. Thanks to... Continue Reading →
We shall undertake two tasks during the first half of October; both require the help of our wonderful volunteers. 1. Uncovering Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Oak Our tree survey two years ago found an oak near Ladies Mile and Warren Close; the tree was surrounded by iron railings. We were baffled about its significance until... Continue Reading →
The ribbon of land separating Ladies Mile from the houses forms the western edge of Knutsford Heath. The Tabley Road end is wooded, and the rest is an open grass verge. Last year, we began making the verge a wildflower meadow. It was a neighbour-led initiative, adopted into Knutsford Town Council’s Nature Action Plan and... Continue Reading →