Work is progressing fast on restoring the riverside walk, now that NT has regained control of Lower Boxhill Farm. A fence has already been installed about 10 metres in from the riverbank which will allow visitors to walk beside the river whilst protecting the grazing cattle and wildlife that will be in the adjacent fields. Work is currently progressing on digging a large scrape which will be fed from the river and hopefully become an attractive wetlands area for birds and other wildlife. Three Little Egrets and several Grey Herons have already been seen showing a keen interest! The scrape should also help alleviate the flooding that occurs in this area every winter during periods of heavy rain.
NT are expecting this work to be completed and the riverside walk to be officially re-opened early in the New Year.