Taking strides to keep in step with nature

Tuesday 31 March saw the opening of a raised walkway and viewing platform on the nature reserve belonging to the Daws Hall Trust.  ' 'Pictured: Miles Felton who was at Daws Hall as part of activities, with some of the daffodils ANL-150104-082316009
Tuesday 31 March saw the opening of a raised walkway and viewing platform on the nature reserve belonging to the Daws Hall Trust. ' 'Pictured: Miles Felton who was at Daws Hall as part of activities, with some of the daffodils ANL-150104-082316009

Getting close to nature is the aim of Daws Hall Nature Reserve, a 250-acre wildlife centre based at Lamarsh, near Bures, which is dedicated to environmental education for young school children.

On Tuesday, a new walkway and platform accessible to wheelchair users was officially opened, jointly funded by the Stour Valley Environment Fund and The Arthur Stevens Charitable Trust.

Major Iain Grahame, pictured, founder of Daws Hall Trust, said: “This walkway, over an area of shallow water close to the dipping pond, will enable schoolchildren and their teachers to have an excellent view of a variety of wildlife.”