Clear Beck Meadow restoration 2014 onwards

Description of activity

During the summer of 2014 & 2015, large amounts of Himalayan Balsam were pulled from the hedges and edges of Clear Beck Meadow. It was reported that less was in evidence in 2015 than in 2014, but the location of the site next to a water course mewans that this needs to be an ongoing management action. The work was undertaken by AONB, LCC & NE staff together with members of Friends of Bowland.

An assessment is needed as to the next steps of restoration - soil compaction has been identified as a problem.

Expected outcomes of activity

Change in condition assessment from unfavourable declining to something better!

Activity date
1st May 2014 to 1st May 2019