This morning we went on a lovely family walk (click here to see our route ). We dropped a car off at Fewston reservoir and drove another car up to Thruscross. On the road way up we noticed that there’d been a whole side of the valley razed to the ground – last time we looked, there was a fairly thick pine forest. Our questions were answered when we came across the above information board.
The idea is to re establish and promote native nature and increase the bio diversity of the area.
On the grand scheme of things, this project isn’t even in it’s infancy yet – it’s embryonic. Oak woodlands of this sort take millennia if not centuries to mature so we’re not going to see it in bloom as it were – but seeing a project like this in action is heart warming – some organisations – such as in this case Yorkshire Water, Natural England, the Forestry Commission and the Forestry Stewardship Council, still do still care about the planet after all – and the actions of today’s generation are leaving a positive legacy for future generations.