The zigzag boardwalk and bridge that take visitors through the wet valley have been closed for a while. They were built about 14 years ago and repairs were required. An examination showed that the bridge needed to be demolished and completely rebuilt which was a major project. Our staff and volunteers have been working on it for some months and the work has finally been completed. We are particularly proud of the new bridge which was almost entirely built using sweet chestnut wood cut and prepared on the reserve. Only the board planks had to be bought. As you can see from the attached photo it's a splendid bridge which has been christened "Midges Bridge" because at this time of year there are lots of biting insects in the wet woodland.       

Wealden Reserves Office Manager