Long and winding road: the final episode

This is it, the moment has finally arrived. The Weymouth Relief Road has at long last opened, the campaign fought to protect our precious ancient woodland from being lost to a new road now a distant, but bitter, memory. The desperate desire to shave just minutes from a journey leading to the loss of ancient woodland – which cannot be recreated – beats the needs of the environment once again.

In memory of what we have lost at our own Two Mile Coppice, we would like to share some photos with you showing the construction phase as a final good-bye…

Two Mile Coppice entrance. Photo WTPL
Two Mile Coppice entrance.

 

Felling at Two Mile Coppice for the new bypass. Photo H Morpurgo with kind permission
Felling at Two Mile Coppice for the new bypass.

The Woodland Trust campaigned for several years to try to protect Two Mile Coppice from destruction but we were unsuccessful. You can read about our campaign here.

Stumps at Two Mile Coppice. Photo: H Morpurgo with kind permission

Stumps at Two Mile Coppice.

Read our previous blog post on our fight to save Two Mile Coppice, the ‘Long and winding road’.

100s of years of woodland gone in an instant. Photo: H Morpurgo with kind permission

100s of years of woodland, gone in an instant.

We are devastated to have lost this fight. But it doesn’t always end like this, you can make a difference! If your local woodland is under threat please visit www.woodwatch.org.uk

About Alice Farr

Senior Campaigner - ancient woodland
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