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21 November 2023

Linear Park

Grid Ref SO 6462 1262

Due to the very wet and muddy track most of us left our cars at the Linear Park car park. This gave us a pleasant stroll along the hard track to the wild flower field where we were going to remove re-gen trees and bramble. It was disappointing to see the mass of bracken growing and shading out the wild flowers we had planted there over the years.

There is now a beautiful flock of Herdwick sheep in the lower field. The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep native to the Lake District in North West England. Herdwicks are prized for their robust health and their ability to live solely on forage


The small track up to the gate was hazardous and we had to cut our way through the brambles!

We found this deer antler which is beautiful.

We also searched in the undergrowth for our reptile sheets of which there are more that eight. We re-sprayed their numbers and erected marker poles by them.