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Beaufort Hill

Ponds & Woodlands

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Site Enhancement 2012 - Page 3

                    MARCH 2012 - REPLACEMENT OF FENCE AT NORTH END OF THE UPPER BOAT POND

W.M Garden Services Ltd were back on site, and replaced the damaged area of fencing along the north bank of the Upper Boat Pond, the new fencing is now approximately six heet high, and hopefully this will now keep out the horses and cattle.

MARCH 2012 - INSTALLATION OF INTERPRETATION POSTS AT HIGHLANDS ROAD ENTRANCE.

Beaufort Hill Ponds and Woodlands is part of the Ebbw Fach Trail, in fact the source of the Ebbw Fach River is the outlet of the Lower Boat Pond. Three Interpretation Posts have been installed, with old maps of the ponds, photographs of the biodiversity of the site and also of the Ebbw Vale Works in1938, where water from the ponds was used for many years. On one of the posts, there is a button, which when presssed, gives a brief audio description of the site. The posts were manufactured and installed by Smith and Jones - Design Consultants , to visit their website ,please go to our LINK page.

After the Interpretation posts  were installed W.M Garden Services Ltd returned and planted borders of heather along the edges of the pathway and prepared the ground at the western and eastern edges of the site entrance pond for wildflower planting.

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