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22 October 2010

Visit 'spectacular' woodland during stay in the Lake District

Outdoor leisure enthusiasts may decide to stay in the Lake District this winter to enjoy a walk through a "spectacular" woodland area.

Whinlatter's Masmill Oakwood is being spruced up by Heritage Lottery-funded environmental organisation Bassenthwaite Reflections, which is installing a new path and carrying out landscaping.

Local volunteers are set to give up their spare time next month to help improve the forest, where new trees are to be planted.

Workers have already cleared away non-native species and rebuilt dry stone walls.

Head of Reflections Martin Varley said volunteers are putting in a lot of hard work to improve the trail for locals and tourists.

"An area of conifers has also been cleared to make way for 2,500 oak saplings, many gathered by local school children and grown-on in playground nurseries. Other indigenous varieties, such as ash, rowan and hazel, have also been introduced," he remarked.

Earlier this month, Bassenthwaite Reflections announced details of a project to improve a wetlands site which is popular with wildlife enthusiasts.

Dubwath Silver Meadows provides a home for a range of creatures.
 

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