Minstead, New Forest
OS Map , Grid Ref SU278108
Client: Minstead Study Centre
See their website for more details.
This is a residential centre run by Hampshire County Council, providing environmental education for children in an attractive setting. We have restored two old ponds that had become silted up, created various paths around them, and in 2012 completed about 600 metres of deer fencing to protect the woodland and garden within the boundary of the study centre. More recently we have built a new wood store to enable the centre to store their fire-wood in a dry place for the winter.
Some coordinated heaving and grunting was required to move an old section of bridge which was being undermined. With it safely in its new home, an extension completed the task. Thanks to Jenny for the photos.
Meet at 10am at the centre. In the centre of Minstead, such as it is, with the Trusty Servant pub on your left, turn left just past the pub. The Study Centre is on the right after about 200 yards. Look out for our yellow signs.