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Hairpin Woodland Park to connect new audiences with nature

Thu, 11 Aug 2022

A plantation in Ramsey is to be transformed into a nature-rich native woodland that benefits people and wildlife, with areas for recreation, exploration and play.

Claughbane plantation, which is adjacent to the iconic Ramsey hairpin, will be given a new lease of life thanks to a long-term agreement between the Isle of Man Government and Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) with the Hairpin Woodland Park (HWP) launched in 2024.

MWT will take over the running of the plantation initially until 2121 – having already carried out improvements in the area under a short–term license from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA).

The woodland was established around 120 years ago with conifers and broadleaved trees and recent management has focussed on developing recreation, enhancing biodiversity and improving resilience and sustainability. 


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