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Archive of posts tagged Wey

Pierrepont’s new dairy opened by Zac Goldsmith

by Rod Kebble A large crowd of local residents and CRT supporters from further afield gathered on a bright but gusty morning on 12th April for the official opening of Pierrepont Farm’s new £900,000 dairy. A further £250,000 of investment came from the tenant farmers, Mike and Bev Clear, in the form of the robotic […]

Rhododendron removal

by Brian Lavers This article first appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of The Lark, the members’ magazine of the Countryside Restoration Trust. Pierrepont is blessed with two largish areas of woodland: Wey Wood, which, as its name suggests, borders a section of the northern bank of the river, and Tankersford, which lies further to […]

A new home for otters

by Rod Kebble The Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) was once common throughout Britain but its numbers declined after the 1950s due to the loss of habitat, water pollution and the use of pesticides containing chlorinated hydrocarbons. The UK’s Biodiversity Action Plan calls, among many other things, for the restoration of the otter to all the […]