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Trail Construction

Trail Construction may cause temporary and minor disruption. 


Visitors to High Lodge Centre this autumn may notice some temporary trail closures are in place along the various trails.  These are necessary as preparation of the ground prior to the construction of the new 4.2km trail which will improve access into the forest and provide information about the heritage sites along it.

Some larger trees which would overhang the trail and be a potential hazard will be removed and then smaller trees felled to make the corridor/route for the trail. This will be done in stages to cause the least inconvenience possible to those walking and cycling at High Lodge.  As with all forestry operations, seedlings will be planted out elsewhere to replenish the timber stocks taken out here.

 The new trail has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and there are opportunities to explore and investigate the history beneath the trees. The list of activities is available from the Information Point at High Lodge or on the website under the heading ‘How to get involved in the project’.

The website will have regular updates on the closures, as will the Information Point at High Lodge. With the construction of the trail due to take place between October and the end of February and away from the immediate vicinity of High Lodge, most visitors should be unaffected and able to enjoy their visits as usual. 



Last updated: 10th July 2018

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