New Woodland Nature Trail at Shorefield Country Park
Suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, and with fairy tale surprises along the way!
A new Woodland Nature Walk Trail has been created at Shorefield award-winning holiday park in Milford-on-Sea.
Shorefield Holidays' five-star Shorefield Country Park has direct access to miles of peaceful forest walks, as well as a series of walks and nature trails on its 100 acres of landscaped parkland.
Following three years of careful planning, the Shorefield gardening team has created a new woodland nature trail in a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, which links up with the park’s existing woodland walk, as well as a network of paths owned by Milford Parish Council.
For the benefit of locals, guests and holiday home owners
Classed as ancient woodland, the area is carpeted with seasonal wildflowers and features a huge diversity of trees and wildlife. The new trail also gives guests and holiday home owners at the park better access to the surrounding area and nearby seafront.
Head Gardener Ian Colverson says: “This is one of the biggest projects our gardening team has undertaken.
“The nature trail winds under a canopy of trees, and there is an abundance of wildlife and woodland flowers. Since we’ve completed the path, it’s become apparent just how many bluebells are emerging.
In time for the Easter Holiday weekend
“Everyone we have spoken to – both owners and local residents – is really pleased with what we’ve achieved and it’s great to have the work completed in time for Easter for all to enjoy.”
Shorefield Holidays’ Managing Director Simon Pollock commented: “This new nature trail has been three years in the planning and we are incredibly proud of the end result.
“From enjoying the seasonal wild flowers to looking out for wildlife and a wide variety of beautiful trees, our woodland trail is a great way to get closer to nature, and we hope people will come along and enjoy discovering this previously inaccessible woodland area.”
Perfect or all the generations!
The walk is suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and mobility scooters so will make a really welcome addition to locally available outings in the fresh air for all the generations.
There’s also lots to entertain the children along the way – look out for the fairy house, fairy town hall and fairy police station to name a few!
The new Woodland Nature Trail was officially opened on April 5 2019 by Keith Metcalf, from Milford Conservation Volunteers.
Tony Locke, Chairman of Milford Conservation Volunteers said “We are very pleased to see this additional path, which is of great benefit for the guests and people at Shorefield Country Park, for them to connect more than before through the woodland walk, pleasure gardens and Studland Common up to the clifftop.”
Shorefield Holidays is an award-winning family-run business operating eight holiday parks across Hampshire and Dorset. It contributes more than £27m a year to the local economy and has won a number of conservation awards over the years.