New area designated of national importance at Bradfield Woods
Recent confirmation from Natural England that an additional 6.73 hectares of land at Bradfield Woods would become part of the National Nature Reserve has been welcomed by the Trust.
The land, that sits at the western edge of the woods was considered of national importance and will be added to the 63.3 hectares already designated.
Bradfield Woods has been traditionally managed by coppicing since the 13th century, and today people still visit the site to learn traditional woodland crafts.
The photograph shows former Bradfield warden Pete Fordham MBE. Pete recently retired after more than 25 years with the Trust, during which time he was fundamental to the site’s conservation successes.