Walk on the wild side for Torksey park residents

John's Woodland Opening

Here at The Elms in Torksey we have just completed the development of a woodland walk which will take residents on a fully interpreted discovery tour of the park’s outstanding flora and fauna.

Declaring the walk open was well-known resident 80-year-old Jack Smith who moved to the park just over 25 years ago, and who for many years was employed as an electrician on the site.

Now The Elms has been nominated for Professor Bellamy’s prestigious 2012 conservation award, and we hope that the new woodland walk will help put us well and truly in the running for the top gold accolade. The new nature trail, called John’s Woodland Walk and designed for easy accessibility, takes in a conservation “buffer zone” of land bought by us twenty years ago.

Bird boxes and specially created habitats for hedgehogs, owls and bats are also helping to swell wildlife numbers – and the area has additionally been sown this year with wild flowers.