Brede High Woods in Guardian’s top 100

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BREDE High Woods has been named as one of the 100 best in the country by the Guardian newspaper.

A season of summer events got underway recently when visitors were given a guided tour round the site by local ecologist Patrick Roper.

Brede High Woods, run by The Woodland Trust, has been the subject of hundreds of thousands of pounds’ worth of improvement work to enhance the appeal to walkers and increase the potential biodiversity within.

The walk highlighted this, with an array of wildlife being spotted by eagle eyed attendees. These included common lizards, nightingales, several butterfly species, a toad and there was even evidence of wild boar activity.

Dave Bonsall, site manager for the Woodland Trust, said: “Brede High Woods is a great place to visit all year round, but particularly during spring and summer. It is alive with wildlife and the views are equally stunning. We hope to see many more people in the coming weeks and months!”

Brede is one of the Trust’s flagship sites as part of its “More Trees, More Good” campaign to inspire people out into the woods across Sussex. People can even apply for their own trees as part of the charity’s Jubilee Woods tree planting project.

Brede High Woods has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Forestry Commission, Natural England, The Tubney Charitable Trust and many generous local supporters and donors.

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