OS Map 186, Grid Ref SU486297
Client: Rachel Remnant, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
See their web page for more details.
We have been regular visitors to Winnall Moors. Fast-growing shrubs and trees, such as willow, have been cut back to maintain the wetlands. Fencing in the more remote northern parts of the reserve has been removed in some places, and added elsewhere. Extra gates have been installed at Durngate to ensure that the cattle do not escape into the city centre.
Part of the task here was to install rustic post and rail fencing each side of a new gate at the main entrance. It's not something we do very often, so the practice was useful.
Meet at 10am at the wooden-arched reserve entrance on Durngate. There is space for three vehicles on site. The Durngate car park opposite the Willow Tree PH is free on Sundays. To avoid parking charges on Saturday, some could park up at the Rugby Club car park in Hillier Road and get a lift back.