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Conservation charity set to improve walking paths at wood

PUBLISHED: 11:56 08 April 2019 | UPDATED: 12:08 08 April 2019

Walking paths at Sadler's Wood in North Walsham will be improved. Pictures: supplied by Felbeck Trust

Walking paths at Sadler's Wood in North Walsham will be improved. Pictures: supplied by Felbeck Trust

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A conservation charity will help restore the habitat and encourage more wildlife at a north Norfolk wood.

A grant will help to improve Sadler's Wood in North Walsham. Pictures: supplied by Felbeck TrustA grant will help to improve Sadler's Wood in North Walsham. Pictures: supplied by Felbeck Trust

The Felbeck Trust, along with North Norfolk District Council (NNDC), has successfully bid for a Pocket Park Plus Award to manage Sadler’s Wood in North Walsham.

The 20-acre site is a mixture of grassland and mixed woodland and is currently managed by the council, but has recently lost its Green Flag status.

The trust and its group of volunteers will take over managing the site and, with the help of NNDC, restore it and improve play areas and walking paths through the woods.

Through the government’s £3.75 Pocket Parks Plus programme more than 150 community-led groups will receive funding to help bring parks that have fallen into disrepair back into use. The trust already manages a number of sites in north Norfolk including Sustead Common and it owns Spurrell’s Wood, near Aylmerton.

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