In between Marlborough and Ogbourne St Andrew, there are a couple of benches and an obelisk overlooking the Og valley. Except they don’t look out, because a hedge has grown up obscuring the view. Today, a team from Nationwide spent a day on the path.
They managed to:
- Removed about 10m of hedge
- Laid some of the trees along the boundary of Path land
- Created a dead hedge behind the laid trees
We hope that this will make the spot more attractive, and to make the habitat more diverse. We’ll be keeping an eye to see what regenerates there and whether any different plants arrive. The dead hedge should also provide habitat for small mammals and invertebrates.
And on the way back home, they still had the energy to remove a small tree which had fallen across the Path. Many thanks to them.