Progress on Perch Spinney

Rachael Coe  |  Published: May 9th 2016
Perch Spinney
Perch Spinney, image credit Google Maps 2016

We are pleased to report that real progress is now being made in Perch Spinney.  Felling has been completed so, as summer approaches, more light will filter into the woodland, and the trees and forest floor will regenerate and grow.  Now that the public pathway has been agreed with the Council, the fellers have worked hard to create a clear channel up through the Spinney along Halton Lane, joining the reservoir footpath and the canal tow path.  By using this newly established path, the public will allow the rest of the forest floor to recover and we look forward, in the coming years, to see it carpeted in bluebells once more.

Our plans for Perch Spinney Forest School are now well established and we have managed to secure a highly experienced and licenced Forest School practitioner to lead our sessions. Our website – will very shortly be up and running and we hope by the start of the summer holidays to be able to offer a range of activites for local children.  These will be available to view and book on the website.  The sessions will include overnight camps, weekly summer activity camps, parties and, come September, regular slots for local schools to book.  We hope eventually to offer adult classes, too.  If you or your local school are interested in booking forest school activites of any kind in the Spinney then do please contact us on – we can't wait to welcome our first groups of children into the Spinney to enjoy outdoor learning!    

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