The Barbecue has been cancelled due to unforseen weather.
It has been re-scheduled to xx/xx/xxxx
Current projects we are involved in (most in conjunction with the Forestry & Natural Heritage Service of the Council) include :
Getting honey bees back into Cammo. We built an enclosure in the walled garden and installed a hive in spring 2019. We introduced two more hives in 2020 and got our first honey. Anyone wanting to join the Cammo Bee Group please get in touch.
A big wildflower project in all three of the big fields. In 2019 the grass was cut back hard in big rectangles in the middle of the fields, the areas sowed with yellow rattle to weaken the grass and then planted with meadow cranesbill, hedge woundwort, cowslips, knapweed, bird’s foot trefoil, field scabious and ox eye daisy in the spring and autumn. In 2020 the fields were cut and baled, and more areas were scarified and planted with wildflower seed.
Developing signs and waymarkers to significantly increase the amount and quality of information for visitors. Interpretation panels have been installed for hedgerow habitats and at Cammo House ruin. Fingerpost direction signs have been installed, and waymarking should be completed in early 2021. Other improvements to follow later.
To read the Orientation and Interpretation Strategy please click the button below.
The amount of deadwood in the park is being increased, to improve habitats. To help with this, in early 2021 over 500 Christmas trees brought to Cammo were distributed around the site, to add to the logs and branches regularly delivered by tree surgeons.
Woodchips are being spread on muddy paths and field entrances.
Designs have been produced for a wetland and boardwalk in South Field; we hope this may be created in 2021.