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Forestry work, Holmbury Hill Dec 2018 - Jan 2019

Forestry work, Holmbury Hill Dec 2018 - Jan 2019

Forestry operations will be taking place on Holmbury Hill, December 2018 through to January 2019.

The thinning work will mostly be North of the reservoir.

The immediate area around the reservoir will be used for timber stacking as usual, please take note of any warning signs.

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Events

Holmbury bonfire and fireworks

Saturday 3rd November 2018  
The Glade, Holmbury St Mary


Orienteering Event Sunday 11th November 2018

A large event will be taking place on Holmbury Hill. Please be aware that participants will be parking along the fire road between car park Number 1 and the reservoir. This area may be busy, so please avoid if possible, Thank you.


Other News

Walking Bottom car park closed Monday 12th November 2018

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Walking Bottom car park will be closed all day Monday 12th November 2018. Nearest alternative car park is up hill, heading south, approx ½ mile on right hand side.

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Proposal to close Cranleigh Refuse centre

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One of our biggest issues on the Hurtwood is fly tipping. We have 14 car parks, and not a week goes by without at least one of them having fly-tip dumped in it. Closing local waste recycling centres (including our nearest one in Cranleigh) is certainly not going to help. Please sign and share, especially if you live in Surrey. https://www.surreysays.co.uk/e-i-directorate-programme-group/shaping-surreys-community-recycling-centres-1/

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Inspiring Views Project

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Funded by The Mittal Foundation, Surrey Hills Arts are commissioning five artists from the region to create artworks inspired by far reaching views across the Greensand Way. Three of these artworks will be on the Hurtwood, at Holmbury Hil, Reynards Hill and Winterfold. These artworks will respond to the location and incorporate seating providing a reason to visit, pause and appreciate the outstanding view. Each will be beautifully crafted, innovative in design and relevant to the sense of…

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Holmbury's First World War Secret

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Did you know there was a WWI German prisoner of war camp on Holmbury Hill. (If you attended the Friends speaking event 2 years ago you do!) Amazingly, the remains of the PoW camp can still be seen on the plateau just above the Glade, if you know how to find them. Many of us regularly walk our dogs or cycle past the site without even a knowing it is there. Following the recent archaeology survey (and with the help of Keith Winser), the story of Holmbury’s PoW camp is now told through a popular…

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