Visitor numbers increase at Elliker Wood

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Work to open up woodland has created a boost in visitor numbers to East Keswick community nature reserve.

Elliker Wood, managed by East Keswick Wildlife Trust, has undergone a year-long programme of creating wide tracks through the wood to enhance the habitat and access.

The work was partly funded by a grant from Green Leeds Ltd and Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

“Everyone is welcome to visit the reserve at any time and over the past month East Keswick Wildlife Trust has been delighted to welcome parties of children from Bardsey School and also the local Beavers Group,” said a spokesman.

“In addition, the Trust recently held a Flora Locale course on woodland management.”

Participants studied the wealth of wildlife living in a fallen tree stump in the wood.

For more information on East Keswick Wildlife Trust or to join the popular Friday work-parties, please visit www.ekwt.org.uk or call 01937 574140.