A donation to support our work would be much appreciated. For example, a donation of £30 could sponsor a 6-metre mesh roll plus staples and tools to fix it down during our 2021 Autumn/Winter maintenance programme. Any amount is most welcome.
We are improving the building techniques used for the boardwalk so that the repairs are long-lasting and durable and applying new techniques, such as the use of crushed limestone and dried reeds from the fen to provide a dry footing during the wetter months. Repairs to the boardwalk do not come cheaply. It costs around £100 a metre in materials to replace the wooden boardwalk completely and £5 a metre simply to upgrade the anti-slip wire.
Since the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020, Hinksey Heights Nature Trail has been the focus of a sustained restoration and improvement effort carried out by the landowners in partnership with a flourishing volunteer body drawn from the local community. In 18 months, the Trail has been transformed for the better and won a renewed role as a valuable local amenity for people who like to come and walk, and enjoy the peace of this special place; especially in the challenging months of lockdown. It is also a treasure house of wildlife, including rare habitats and many species of flora and fauna.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the boardwalk project, please contact us at:
We particularly welcome volunteers with practical experience of D.I.Y. or construction. Sessions are usually held on Thursdays and Saturdays, weather depending.