Groundwork North East & Cumbria have celebrated their first major infrastructure improvement at Ellington Dene.
Thanks to the fantastic work of local volunteers and a generous contribution from Crown Estates, path improvements have been made throughout the length of Ellington Dene. A much improved and more accessible surface path makes it easier for people to access the Dene from Lynemouth. They hope in the longterm to find funds to continue this as part of a circular route back up through the allotments. The line of the original right of way has been opened up and improved with drainage. This route takes a higher line through the site which will be less prone to flooding and will increase the accessibility of the site through the wetter months.
Children from Lynemouth school have been working with Groundwork staff to learn about 'where they live' and Andrew Wells (Head of countryside management at Crown Estates) officially opened the path.
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Leanne Shipley, Project Officer at Groundwork North East and Cumbria, plans to remove tyres and cable casing from the river as well as some fly tipping from the allotment entrance to the Dene.
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