Seckar Woods Access for All

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Seckar Woods Access for All

Seckar Woods Access for All

The Conservation Volunteers Wakefield By The Conservation Volunteers Wakefield

Seckar Woods a nationally important heath and woodland area needs new and improved footpath access to encourage more people to use the area, and prevent damage to the existing habitat.

Wakefield Idea stage

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Seckar Woods is a mixture of SSSI ancient woodland, dry heath and wet heath. These habitats are all nationally important. Due to a lack of footpath access the site is underused by members of the public, thus people don't get to visit and enjoy the stunning habitats. Where old footpaths are in existent they have become over grown or damaged to the point where damage is being caused to the important habitat by walkers taking new routes. Also a large section of raised boardwalk along a boggy heath area has become rotten and needs replacing.

What we'll deliver:

  • Construct new access points the the woodland (gates and styles)
  • Create a nature walk, with information boards for visitors.
  • Create new footpath roots that encourage people to enjoy the important habitats in the woodland.
  • Rebuild the rotten raised boardwalk.
  • Restore existing footpaths through the heathland and woodland.

Why it's a great idea:

By encouraging more visitors to use Seckar Woods, it will help to promote a knowledge of the important natural habitat that exists around Wakefield. Through the use of a nature trail, this will encourage young people to form an attachment to the site, preventing it from becoming an area prone to anti-social behavior in future. By promoting local volunteers to help with the project it will give them a sense of achievement, along with new skills.

Steps to get it done:

  • By using local volunteers to help carry out the work.
  • By working with the 'Friends of Seckar Woods' group to plan the routes for the footpaths.


Location Wakefield

About the space

Seckar Woods, an area of important woodland and heath.


Wakefield Council (Sue Worral)

How will the money be spent?Total £9,375

Volunteer Management - £5,000 (53%)
New footpath materials - £2,000 (21%)
Signage - £500 (5%)
Styes and Gates - £500 (5%)
Boardwalk - £500 (5%)
Other - £875 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

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Volunteer Management
New footpath materials
Styes and Gates
Other Read More
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £9,375

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