Scrub bashing is good for you

Wellbeing Programme Martin Down Volunteers enjoying the fire Tim Kaye 141114People with mental health difficulties are benefiting from conservation work at Martin Down, near Salisbury, thanks to Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Wellbeing programme, funded by Wiltshire Council Public Health. Martin Down is a nationally important nature reserve, looked after by Natural England which invited the group to help cut and burn scrub – a vital part of the on-going management of the reserve, to preserve the chalk grassland that supports a myriad of bird and butterfly species. Full story: Read more