The Reserve is accessible to members during daylight hours at any time but there are days when we have to close the Reserve for safety reasons. This might be because major maintenance work is being undertaken, or the river is very full and flooding is possible, or because there are country sports events in the area which can impact upon the Reserve. Signs are provided at the entrance to the Reserve giving advance notice of the days on which it is not accessible. Sometimes the Reserve must be closed because of an urgent issue and in such circumstances we cannot provide members with advance notice.
Closure of the Reserve on Tuesday 19th December
The West of Yore Hunt will be active around High Batts on 19th December and the Reserve will therefore be closed for the day for safety reasons.
The Shoot will be operating in the vicinity on the following dates:-
Fridays – November 10th & 24th, Saturday December 16th and Friday December 22nd, Friday January 12th.
Because the area adjacent to the Reserve is likely to be under development for the new Pennycroft Quarry, we anticipate that there will be no shooting near the Reserve, so that we will not have to close. We will post any new information about this as the position becomes clearer so please watch for updates.
Members’ visits on Thursdays
The Volunteer Team is on site each Thursday undertaking management tasks. Please be aware therefore that there may be areas of the Reserve where work is underway and you may not be able to access, and that the Reserve may not be as peaceful as it usually is.