Welcome to the news from the Trust

Wildflower I D

Sadly nearly all of Britain’s wildflower meadows have disappeared as farming practices have changed and towns and villages have expanded, swallowing up many old flower rich meadows.  As a conservation charity, Severn Gorge Countryside Trust has worked hard to maintain the precious species rich habitats it manages.  The wild flowers are starting to emerge in the meadows at Ropewalk and Wilderness and soon will be a blaze of colour and full of insect life.  To help you identify some of the species that grow in the meadows we have labelled some photos of flowers we discovered on a recent walk.

New videos of our sites

During the lockdown period, staff have been carrying out necessary health and safety checks on our sites, but it has also given them the opportunity to take some videos to explain more about the ecology, geology and archaeology of the landscape.  We are gradually uploading them to the website but you can view them by going to ‘Places to Visit’

If you are not able to visit the sites in person at the moment you can visit them virtually and decide which ones you would like to explore as soon as you are able.

Outdoor Learning Programme Cancelled

With the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are all in a very challenging and uncertain time.

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and the greater community is paramount and in light of current Government advice that there will still be a big risk from Covid -19 until a vaccine can be found and mass produced, the Trust has made the difficult decision to cancel the Outdoor Leaning Programme Workshops booked for 2020.

Our fantastic tutors have confirmed that they will be happy to run the workshops at a later date and we are very grateful for their support.

If you do have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Trust at bookings@severngorge.org.uk or telephone 01952 433880

 

 

 

 

 

Corona Virus Update

Trust staff are mostly working from home to follow the Government Guidelines but will continue to check paths and sites for safety (following social distancing guidelines).  Our Outdoor Learning Programme Workshops and Walks have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.

However, all of our sites remain open for access and If you spot anything dangerous please email: staff @severngorge.org.uk

We hope you are able to continue to enjoy our sites on your ‘one a day’ exercise outings and we look forward to resuming normal services in the near future.

Stay safe everyone.

Launch of Family Friendly Walks

We are delighted to to launch our four new Family Friendly Walks which are based in Benthall, Haywood, Maws and Loamhole Dingle.  We are very grateful to the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme which has enabled us to be able to produce these walks. We hope families will be able to explore these special places and make their own adventures.  We’d love it if you could share your photos of the walks on our Facebook page #millyandorlawalks

Postcode Local Trust Grant

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Postcode Community  Trust – this is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Our project received £20,000 from the Trust towards our ‘Paths to World Heritage’ project which aims to replace and repair damaged steps and boardwalks throughout the Trust’s landholding.
All our 275 hectares of land is open to full public access. We want to encourage as many local people and visitors to
explore this landscape to improve health and well being and experience nature and heritage. We wish to ensure that people can continue to enjoy the access to our land long into the future. To ensure this we need to replace sections of rotting timber steps and boardwalks with local stone which is more sustainable long term.
Work will start on the repairs in the spring and will be undertaken by local contractors and supported by Trust volunteers.
We would like to say a BIG thank you to the Postcode Community Trust to enable this project to go ahead.