4 October 2009

Land clearance at Thames Young Mariners

An otherwise enjoyable walk in an around Ham Lands was rather ruined by the discovery of major works at Thames Young Mariners that have cleared a large area of trees and bushes.

The cleared area is a brown scar on the edge of the lake where trees used to be.

The extent of the clearance can be seen through this charming but wonky gate. The gate used to be hidden too but part of Ham Lands was cleared to make an entrance to the site.

The main entrance makes a very depressing view with large mature trees cut down and surrounded by destruction. This is not a pretty sight.