Hayton Castle Fields are lucky enough to manage a 2 acre woodland and 3 acre meadows, through which flows Patten Beck.The site benefits from several ecosystems including riverine, marsh, sand banks, lowland meadow, stand-alone trees, deciduous woodland and wet woodland. However it has suffered some neglect resulting in fly tipping, poor water quality and invasive species. We are working with Hayton Castle Fields and the local community to clean up the woodland and river and create a haven for people and wildlife.
This project is kindly funded by Greggs Foundation and will be combined into an existing weekly permaculture project. This will allow the young disadvantaged people involved to also learn about woodland ecosystems as well as woodworking and construction skills. We also welcome other groups of any age to come and get involved.
The plan of action in 2017 involves