The Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme delivered a very diverse range of achievements, across areas such as biodiversity, participation and learning, access, volunteering, built heritage, and training and skills.
The Scheme's headline outputs were:
- Over 14,500 pupils and teaching staff from 89 primary schools involved with project work.
- 750 children and adults from secondary schools, colleges, universities and home school groups also involved with project work.
- 98.5ha of BAP heathland habitat restored or conserved.
- 113.5ha of BAP lowland ancient woodland conserved.
- 995 volunteers contributed 5,563 volunteer days of work to the Scheme, with a value of around £300,000.
- 43 community groups and 1050 members worked with.
- 289 open days, festivals, participation / learning events and an exhibition staged, with over 15,900 attendees.
- 55 talks and presentation given, with 2,381 attendees.
- LiDAR survey undertaken over whole 328km² of the Weald Forest Ridge area.
- 957 trainees from the volunteer and professional sectors undertook over 1,950 training days within the Scheme.
- 16 work placements undertook over 1,050 placement days within the Scheme.
- 910ha of open access land improved.
- Almost 21km of routeways created or improved, including 3.8km of paths accessible for disabled people.
- 9 heritage or nature trails created, totalling over 36.5km.
- Over 70 leaflets, guides, films, archives and interpretation boards created.
The full suite of outputs is given in Appendix 7 of the Scheme's pdf Monitoring Report. (4.83 MB)