The Dorset Countryside Ranger Team have installed a horse friendly gate and motorcycle inhibitor at the Canford Bottom end of the old railway line.
This will hopefully resolve the fly tipping problem as well as making access a lot easier for all trailway users.
Another step closer to the route becoming an official section of the Castleman Trailway.
They are also looking at easier to operate latches for the gates either side of the A31 bridge.
The Forestry Commission have asked us to support them in the battle to remove an invasive plant, Himalayan Balsam from the banks of Uddens Water in Uddens Plantation.
Although this is not in our current "target" area, it is still within the local area that we have an interest in i.e. Cannon Hill & Uddens Plantation.
We will be on site from 10am - 3pm and would love to see as many people as possible (even if it just an hour or so).
The plant will be hand pulled, which is really easy as it has very shallow roots, making it an ideal task for all ages and abilities.
We will be working between the first bridge you come to when following the Castleman Trailway East from Uddens Drive up towards the police station.
We will be meeting at 10am at the closest gateway to the A31 on Uddens Drive (North of the A31). The gate will be open to allow off road parking and a shuttle service in place to get people to the work site if they wish.
If you are turning up later, follow the Castleman Trailway east from Uddens Drive until you find, us or ring Michael on 07783 692181
Friends of Uddens & Cannon Hill Woodlands