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Thank you very much to the person who was responsible for doing this!

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Boardwalk Closed

Boardwalk Closed

Unfortunately, due to damage caused by unprecedented January floods in Holyland Wood, the Management Group have decided to temporarily close the boardwalk route through the reedbed.

The top woodland path remains open, as does the access to / from Jack Skone’s Lane.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.  Meetings will be taking place in an effort to resolve the situation.

However in the mean time please respect the route closure.

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Volunteer Work Party

Volunteer Work Party

The first Holyland Wood Volunteer Work Party of 2024 was held on Saturday 20th January. 8 people came along to help.

Apart from the reedbed boardwalk problems, which are detailed elsewhere in this blog, the team carried out the following tasks. We improved the condition of the car park by filling in potholes and puddles by spreading 20mm chips purchased from A&C Aggregates and ensuring that drains were free of debris.

Other work undertaken was improving the sightlines for safely exiting the car park by cutting back the overgrown hedge. The team also swept and cleaned the remaining boardwalk sections on the Holyland House loop and Jack Skone’s entrance.

As usual there was a fair amount of litter to collect which Pembrokeshire County Council kindly removed the following day!

We will await to see what damage to the woodland the recent storms Isha and Jocelyn have had. Hopefully by pruning and cutting down dead and diseased trees before Christmas the effect may be minor. Otherwise there may be a further work party to do some clearing up! We keep our fingers crossed.

Many thanks to everyone who assisted. We look forward to seeing you again next time.

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Boardwalk Problems

Boardwalk Problems

Following recent heavy rain, there has been flooding in Holyland Wood. This is not the first time this has happened but this time the force of the water has moved the whole of the boardwalk, dislodging it from its supports in places and forcing the joints between the sections apart. This means that the boardwalk poses considerable hazards, especially trips, to visitors.

After inspection by a number of people with previous experience of boardwalk engineering we have concluded that major work will be required to reinstate it to a safe condition.

Unfortunately we have decided that we will close the boardwalk through the reedbed and advise visitors to follow an alternative route via the higher woodland path.

We have placed temporary signs at both ends of the boardwalk warning users of the hazardous conditions as well as placing a notice inside the noticeboard. Shortly we will erect more permanent barriers and explanation notices, but in the meanwhile we ask visitors to avoid this path and use the alternative route.

Work to rectify the boardwalk can only take place when the ground is drier so we ask for your patience and understanding until the situation can be resolved.

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