This week we erected the “Kippford Community Nature Reserve” sign at the lower entrance. The sign is made from heavy duty oak and should, we hope, last many years. We are also erecting a small A3 sign acknowledging all those who contributed to the purchase of the land as well as the sponsors who helped fund the work we have been doing over the past year or so.

In a week or two we will install fingerposts to guide walkers to the core paths in Mark Hill wood and on to Rockcliffe.

Kippford Community Nature Reserve -- Oak sign

Kippford Community Nature Reserve -- Oak sign

There are a several diseased and dying trees on the roadside near the upper gate. It is our responsibility to deal with these to eliminate the risk of the trees falling across the road. We have applied for a grant to cover the cost of this work and should hear in the next couple of weeks if our application has been successful.