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:
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:
About the space
Seckar Woods, an area of important woodland and heath.
Wakefield Council (Sue Worral)
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