Esholt Woods Environment Day

Bikers and Friends Clean up Esholt Woods

Bike riders and Friends of Esholt Wood held an environmental action day on Sunday 24th April.  The group of mostly cyclists have built a series of challenging cycle routes in the woodlands which are jointly owned by Bradford Council and Yorkshire Water.  Now the building work is close to completion the group have moved on to landscaping and woodland management.

Environment Day landscaping

Native woodland wildflower mix and crab apple trees  are being sown on to compensate for disturbance.  The newly planted trees are being maintained and bat and bird boxes put up to provide additional nesting and roosting.  The wood was also deep cleaned and produced a surprising haul of rubbish, including a tent.

esholt seeding

Woodland wildflower sowing

A spokesperson for the group said we enjoy riding in the wood, its a wonderful place to be so we thought it is only right to do our bit to look after the wood, keep it clean and help the new plantation get established.  We always get a positive response from other people and hope that more will get involved when we hold our next action day.

esholt clean up

Environment Day haul of rubbish

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