The reserve will be closed to cars on Christmas Day, although the paths and pedestrian gates will remain open so it will be possible to walk off your turkey or Christmas breakfast. Thereafter opening will be as usual 09.00 – 16.30, we are still using only the car park on the Education Centre side of the reserve. The paths are laid out as one-way wherever possible with passing places, we would ask you to obey the directions on site to help us maintain social distancing and hopefully keep the reserve open. Other facilities such as the portaloos and Welcome Hut remain available, the latter only when there are people available. Whilst we are still in Tier 3 we do ask that visitors from the rest of Hampshire of any other Tier 4 areas do not visit until the guidelines change.
The Christmas wreath making proved very popular and will shortly be replaced with a new activity of Tracy’s making, so look out for details at the Welcome Hut.
Hopefully we will be able to keep the reserve open and safe for all and continue enough of the site management as possible under the limiting conditions. Although there is no on site education at present we will continue to try and provide activities that you can try for yourselves as you go round and of course there is still all the usual wildlife to see, including some very tame robins on the path towards Ivy South Hide on the Wild Walk route.
Merry Christmas Bob and see you in the New Year 🙂