Restoring the heathland

Welcome board to Bramley bank

Welcome board to Bramley bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just below Heathfield is a wooded area known as Bramley bank . This area is managed by the London Wildlife Trust and their current project is to restore heather to the area by transplanting it from Addington Hills. To give you an idea the pictures below show the barren area at Bramley , the” before” picture, and  the existing heather at Addington Hills that they hope will afterwards transform this part of the bank.

Before - transplanting heather to Bramley bank

Before – transplanting heather to Bramley bank from Addington Hills

Existing heather at Addington Hills

Existing heather at Addington Hills

Unfortunately even the heather at Addington hills is under threat so a continuing project is underway to protect the area by restoring paths to encourage walkers to remain on the paths and to prevent natural erosion of the underlying chalk.

largest woodland pond in Croydon at Bramley bank

largest woodland pond in Croydon at Bramley bank


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Bramley bank you will  find the largest natural woodland pond in Croydon  A project is making good progress to widen the pond and supports its banks to encourage plant growth , insects and fish. The plan must be working as I often see the resident heron fishing for his supper! Unfortunately he was not at home when I photographed the pond.