A 43 mile Forest Circle of 8 linear paths has been mapped by the Thames Chase Volunteer walks team in partnership with the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme. The Forest Circle will launch with a special walk event open to all on Saturday 9th October. Visitors can
The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has achieved fantastic outcomes across heritage focused projects over the past few years!
The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has achieved fantastic outcomes across environment focused projects over the past few years!
The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has worked with Thames21 and the London Borough of Havering to install a new natural flood management scheme at Bedfords Park with the help of a four-legged worker, literally horse power. Roy, a magnificent Suffolk Punch horse from local contractors Hawthorn Heavy
Cely Woods is a 140-acre Forestry England site located near Ockendon. It is former arable farmland and in the early 2000s it was planted with a mixture of native broadleaf tree species to create a woodland part of the Thames Chase Community Forest. Cely Woods is surrounded by ancient woodland
2021 started at a slow pace in the Community Tree Nursery. In the firm grip of winter, the saplings have remained dormant and quiet, ensuring that our volunteers have time to continue with the other tasks in the Community Tree Nursery, rather than direct sapling care. The first large sapling
The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has worked with production company Rosa Productions and local people to create ten short films that reveal some of the wonderful places and characters in the Land of the Fanns. During the summer of 2020, local people from across the Land of
Since the last blog update, the craftsperson role has been in ‘full throttle’ where myself and my colleague have been busy with the seasonal habitat management work around the Thames Chase beat and other FE sites. Our main focus has been at Jeskyns community woodland, where we spent most of
During 2019 and into 2020, Kinetika led walks across the Land of the Fanns and a series of creative workshops for people to record their stories of local places that had special significance, important characters from the community and those everyday stories that are so familiar as to become forgotten
Featured image: The cover of the booklet The Land of the Fanns wanted to make it easier for the public to understand and enjoy the local area. Eleven landscape character areas had been identified, one of which was the “West Thurrock Quarry Townscape”. This “townscape” had been the heart of