We held a series of public consultation meetings at the beginning of December to discuss plans for the former golf course at Burlish Park.
Click on map image to view larger map showing land management around the former Wyre Forest Golf Course.
Working with our young rangers we have planted in excess of 500 new trees on our newly acquired land. The trees are a mixture of young native species and will form a new green border around part of the land.
Grazing will be essential to the sites future as a meadow. The cattle’s presence at certain times of year will knock back the dense grasses, breaking up the surface allowing wild flowers to colonise and spread. In places where the sward is already disturbed, knapweed, Hawkweeds, dandelions and speedwell to name a few are appearing, providing nectar to a wide variety of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.
The entire site is still fully open to the public and can be accessed via kissing gates, the locations of these have been chosen by speaking with users on site and also looking at the desire lines already in place. The layout does incorporate a surfaced track way (red dashed line), which will lead from Burlish Top car park down the length of the golf course without users having to interact with the cattle or open gates. There is also a view point located at the top of this compartment which will be inaccessible to cattle.
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We will also be holding another public meeting on Tuesday 30 April. Meet us in Burlish Top car park at 6pm, from there we will walk around the site with any interested parties, returning at approximately 7.30pm.