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Worcester Walk Community Project



The Worcester Walk Community project has been about encouraging local people to learn more about their natural and cultural heritage. The site is being managed to enhance habitat for a number of species, including for example, the creation of a shallow pond. 

This project is now known as 'Friends of Worcester Walk'.

Our celebratory film tells the Worcester Walk story:

What has the project delivered?

  • Part of the site now contains an orchard, with the planting of heritage trees in a selected area.  
  • Both of the fields closest to the Worcester Lodge buildings have become become a wildflower meadow, working with the Dean Meadows Group.  
  • Some parts of the site are being used to run small training courses, e.g. hedge laying, tree planting and scything.  
  • Information about the history of the site and its evolution as a Forest lodge; along with the use of the area in World War Two for the American and British ammunitions camp and overflow for German prisoners of war camp. This has been researched and is being summarised as part of the 'Buried Heritage' project.
  • Creation of a shallow pond - created August 2020. Note: The pond is clay-lined and is gradually filling naturally with rainwater.  
  • Fencing to prevent boar access to the wildflower meadow and orchard. 
  • Local school visits to explore the natural heritage of the site and understand its history.

What can I get involved in?

Local volunteers are welcomed to help with look after the Worcester Walk site. If you are interested in getting involved and perhaps joining Friends of Worcester Walk please contact volunteer co-ordinator Deb Cook: email or telephone 01594 822073



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