The first step towards heathland restoration has been completed and paths around the reserve have reopened allowing you to enjoy the new views across the reserve.
In order to restore the landscape from dense conifer plantation, work has been carried out mulching self-seeded young conifer trees and harvesting blocks of mature pines.
Hopefully this will mean the return of rare and threatened birds such as Woodlark and Dartford Warbler. The increased light and warmth at ground level will also help insects and reptiles such as the Common Lizard.
The work is opening up fantastic views across the landscape and is also helping to uncover previously hidden archaeology including wartime training trenches, medieval ridge and furrow field patterns, and old drovers' paths.