These photos taken in February 2012 show parts of the stream – looking idyllic before “restoration” and the drastic effect which this unnecessary “restoration” is already having:
The existing stream, as it leaves Alderhill Enclosure – it looks idyllic as it is.
The proposed new route, as it would leave Alderhill Inclosure
On Latchmore shade – as the two routes seperate.
A tree on the existing stream marked for further felling
Recent felling where the new route moves north of the stream
The view from the opposite direction
Damming of the stream with felled wood – this will be washed downstream by heavy rain and risks causing greater erosion and flooding