I have seen recently that there has been a fair bit of clearance, from the car park up the track towards the old bridge, of a fair bit of the plant life, namely the brambles which bore blackberries.
What is the reason behind this please?
Apologies for not spotting your query earlier. The blogosphere is not my normal realm of operation. I start today!
This winter's scrub clearance north of the car park to the old bridge was intended to push back the bramble thickets which were becoming a hazard for visitors and difficult to manage, sending trailing arms of lacerating thorns across the trail at amazing rapidity in mid-summer.
The end result was more enthusiastically carried out than originally envisaged, however I hope that we should see some diverse successional vegetation for at least one summer before the brambles are back to their full glory.