Penstave Copse, is a 21 acre Woodland Trust site, all less than a mile from South Brent, in the Avon valley. It’s part ancient woodland, part grassland, and part ‘new’ planting of trees about twenty years old. The SSB Hedge and Woodland Group help manage part of it. Some is being grazed to help restore wildflower meadows. For the present, it’s blooming. New variant ash dieback will reduce its numbers of ash trees, and at some point we might need to think about oak processionary moth, and other threats.
The walk will be led by group members who have training and experience in different aspects of woodland and pasture management, who will point out different aspects of the site. The river, trees, bluebells, and other species, make it a lovely place for a walk, and we hope, an interesting place too.