In addition, the ownership of both woodland areas has been transferred to the Tarvin Community Woodland Trust, the not-for-profit charity that manages the woodland. The community now owns a piece of woodland that forms a link in a walk from the A54 by-pass right through to Austins Hill on the way to Duddon and Tarporley. click to see more
Everyone in the community should be proud.
The scheme to by-pass the village of Tarvin included screened open space between the village and the new road to reduce the impact of the road on the existing community. Over the last fifteen years, a major village asset has been created from that space. The Tarvin community has given over 10,000 hours of voluntary effort resulting in an area of woodland that now contains several hundred newly planted oak and other native hardwood trees together with a growing selection of wild flowers, birds and small animals. Its footpaths, informal tracks and adjacent bridleway are well used. Come and enjoy our living legacy. The government has published “Community-led spaces”, a guide for local authorities and community groups. This woodland is used as a case study on page 28. Click to download the booklet.
In Britain we have one of the most crowded, modified landscapes in the world. Pressure on land continues to damage and fragment habitats of our native trees and wildflowers. The creation of Tarvin Community Woodland is a long term environmental scheme to provide an area that allows native flora and fauna to flourish. Please protect and enjoy the countryside and preserve it for future generations to come.