THREE years ago, "a stunningly successful" public appeal raised more than £70,000 towards the Woodland Trust's purchase of Credenhill Wood and hill fort.

Since acquiring the site in late 2002, the trust has been working hard to put together plans for its future management and is now keen to share those plans with the local community.

On Saturday from 10.30am-12.30pm, the trust's woodland officer, Jeremy Evans, will be leading people around the wood, highlighting features of interest and outlining areas of work, in the latest of a series of events organised by the trust.

"We have constantly been amazed at the strength of feeling local people have for the wood," says Jeremy.

"They are now very keen for us to restore the wood by encouraging natural regeneration of broadleaved trees.

"We have also received calls from many people who want to have a practical involvement with the wood," he adds, inviting volunteers to help with a range of management and survey work.

"No experience is necessary and we are very keen to hear from anyone who would like to help."

Copies of the management plan are available on the trust's website at or from Jeremy Evans on 01532 636370.

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