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Conservation work to begin at Peak District valley

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Work is set to begin to restore the historic landscape of a valley in the Peak District.

A conifer plantation that was originally planted as a crop in the Burbage Valley will be removed and replaced by oak trees and wet woodland and restoration to heathland.

The path to the woods will be closed temporarily when the conifers are felled in August and parts of September, and walkers will be diverted along the ridge above the plantation or past the Iron Age fort.

A new path will be created once the work is completed.

Coun Isobel Bowler, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “This work will restore the historic landscape to the Burbage Valley and encourage wildlife to flourish in the area.”

 

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