We've been lucky enough to have two guests staying at Hatfield Forest for the last month. Jacob and Amy have been living on site while they make ninety traditional cleft gate hurdles for us. These hurdles will eventually be used to shut off some of the rides, or paths, through the forest which have become damaged through the relentless tramp of our visitors, so they can recover and allow the vegetation to regrow.
It's been a pleasure watching the pile of hurdles gradually increasing and fascinating seeing the process as Jacob and Amy work. Today they kindly allowed me to take some photos and I hope, in time, I'll be able to go and photograph the fruits of their craft in place in the forest.
1 March 2017